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TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BRITISH UNION 

FOR THE 

f ABOLITION OF VIVISECTION 

For the Year ending May, 1910. 




Foundress : FRANCES POWER COBBE. 

f Bankers : 

LLOYDS B\NK UMITEO. i6 St. James Street. London, S.W. 



BRITISH UNION FOR THE ABOLITION OF VIVISECTION, 
32 CHARING CROSS, S.W. 

1910. 



THE BRITISH UNION FOR THE 
ABOLITION OF VIVISECTION. 



►f— 



Foundress ; FRANCES POWER COBBE. 



Vice=Presidents. 



H.S. H. Princess Ludwig von 

LOWENSTEIN WeRTHEIM. 

The Marchesa Lomellini. 

The Lady Victoria Campbell. 

The Countess of Dunraven. 

Emma, Countess of Ravensworth. 

The Viscount Bangor. 

The Viscountess Bangor. 

The Viscountess Bolingbroke. 

The Viscount Harperton. 

The Viscountess Wolseley. 

The Lord Langford. 

The Lady Wimborne. 

The Lady Battersea. 

The Lady Dunboyne. 

The Lady Rosmead. 

The Baroness de Knoop. 

The Hon. Seymour F. Ormsby Gore. 

Sir George Kekewich, K.C.B. 



Sir Charles Skelton. 

The Dean of Clonmacnoise. 

Rev. R D. Monro, M A. 

Col. Sandys, MP. 

Major Macmicking. 

Richard Bell, Esq. 

A. W. Black, Esq , M.P. 

Robert Cameron, Esq., M.P. 

J. R. Clynes, Esq.. M.P. 

W. Field, Esq., M.P. 

J. Hodge, Esq , M.P. 

Dr. Macnamara, M.P. 

James OGrady, Esq., M.P. 

Judge Moss. 

W. M. Roscoe, Esq., J P. 

Mrs. Roscoe. 

William Tebb, Esq. 

Miss Janotha. 

Miss Julia Sisley Batten. 



Hon. Secretary : 

WALTER R. HADWEN, Esq., M.D., J. P. 

Hon. Treasurer : 

The Rev. J. STRATTON, M.A. 

Organiser : 

NURSE CROSS. 

Hon. Solicitor : 

E. HEYS JONES, Esq. 

Secretary : 

Miss B. E. KIDD. 
Headquarters of the Union : 32 Charing Cross, Whitehall, London, S.W. 

Central Executive Committee : 

Chairman: Rev. R. D. Monro, M.A. 



The Lady Kathleen Bushe. 

Miss Margaret Bradish. 

Madame Guerini. 

J. Phaser Hewes, Esq. 

Miss E. Douglas Hume. 

E. Heys Jones, Esq. 

Miss S. S. Monro. 

R. D. Prankerd, Esq., M.D. 



Mrs. Roscoe. 

Ale, H. Rose, Esq. 

The Lady Rosmead. 

Rev. P. W. Sparling, M.A. 

Rev. J. Verschoyle, M.A. 

Harold Whiston, Esq. 

Miss A. F. Whiteley. 



Bankers : 

Lloyds Bank Limited, 16 St. James Street, London, S W. 



Hon. Correspondents 

Countess Bayard de Volo, Austria. 

Madame Van Eys^ San Remo. 

Herr Fliegel, Zurich. 

Dr. Paul Forster, Berlin. 

Herr Dr. Ed. Ritter von Liszt, Vienna 



Mrs. Brown, Palermo. 

Dr. Matthew Woods, Philadelphia. 

Miss Snow, Connecticut. 

Miss Deighton, Cannstadt. 



Hon. Members : 

Mrs. Thomson, Hampton Court Palace. Mrs. Kitchen (Deanery, Durham) 

Sir A. E. Pease, Bart. 1 Mrs. E. Stuart Phelps Ward. 

JOSEPH A. Pease, Esq. j Miss Genevieve Ward. 

Dadabhai Naoroji, Esq. Miss Dolores Drummond. 

Airs. Talbot, Barmouth. | Rev. F. B. Meyer, B.A 
Miss Carrington. 
Madame Lilli Lenmann. 
Mrs. Kennerley Rumford (Clara Butt) 



Walter R. Hadwen, Esq., M.D., J. P. 
Rev. J. Stratton, M.A. 



FEDERATED SOCIETIES OF BRITISH UNION. 

Bangor, Carnarvon and District Branch. — Hon. Sec, Mrs. Gasquoine, 
St. Oswald s, Upper Bangor. 

Bath and Counties Branch. — Hon. Sec, Miss Ada Leakey, Northampton 
House, Bath. 

Blackheath and District Branch. — Hon. Sees , Miss Bevan, 8 Vanburgh 
Road East, Blackheath; and Miss M. Glanvillk, 69 Courtfield Road, 
Lewisham. 

Bradford and District Branch (Vorks).— Hon. Sec, Mrs. Rawson, 4 The 
Grove, Toller Lane, Bradford. 

Bristol and Somerset Friends' Anti= Vivisection Committee. — Hon. Sec, 
Miss Lorna Milner, Bude House, Bishopston, Bristol. 

Bristol and West of England Branch.— Hon. Sec, Mrs. Roscoe. Sec, Miss 
F. Baker, Bank Chambers, 23 Regent Street, Clifton. 

Bury St. Edmunds Branch.— Hon. Sec, Mr. A Strickland, 74 Risbygate 

Street, Bury St. Edmunds. 

Cardiff and District Branch. — Hon. Sec, Mr. A. Loveridge, Kilternan, 
Llandaff. 

Cheltenham and District Branch.— Hon. Sees., The Misses Garnham, 
38 Alstone Avenue, Cheltenham. 

Darlington and District Branch. — Hon. Sec, Miss Alice Lucas, Fieldhead, 
Darlington. 

Dawlish, Teignmouth and District Branch. — Hon. Sees., Miss M. Reid, 
L.L.A., Windward, Dawhsh, and the Rev. S. H. Bingham, El Retiro, Dawlish 
Road, Teignmouth. 

Ealing and Acton Anti-Vivisection Society.— Hon Sees., Mr. H. C. Naylor, 
6 Woodhurst Road, Acion, and Mrs. Prendergast Walsh; Warwick Road, 
Ealing. 

Exeter and District Branch.— Hon. Sec, Mrs. Griffiths, Seaward, Exmouth; 



Gloucester and District Brancfi. — Hon. Sec, Miss Hilda Langley-Smith, 
Wotton Hill House, Gloucester. 

Hertford and District Branch. — Hon. Sec, Miss M. Bucks, Stillmore, Queen's 
Road, Hertford. 

Isle of Wiglit Branch. — Hon. Sees., Mdlle. Brassinne, 40 West Street, Ryde, 
and Miss M. Peck, The Verne, St. Boniface Road, Ventnor. 

Letchworth Anti-Vivisection Society. — Hon. Sec, Mr. W. H. Burrow, 
Hawthornden, Letchworth. 

Liverpool and District Branch. — Hon. Sec, Miss Pennell, 9 Brougham 
Terrace, Liverpool. 

Northampton Branch. — Hon. Sec, Mrs. Waterman, 65 Shakespeare Road, 
Northampton. 

North Devon Branch. — Hon. Sees., Dr. Newby, F.R.C.S., St. Mary's, Broad 
Park Avenue, and Miss Gillespie, " Heim," St. Peter's Terrace, Ilfracombe. 

North of England Branch; — Hon. Sec, Mr. L. H. C. Rodenhurst, Dene- 
holme, Jesmond Park East, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

North Essex Branch. — Hon. Sees., Miss Hume and Mrs. Montague Wright, 
The Crown House, Newport, Essex. 

North Wales Branch. — Hon. Sec, Rev. Z. Mather. Sec, Mr. T. Martin 

Williams, Barmouth. 

Nottingham Branch.— Hon. Sec, Mr. J. Fraser Hewes, 26 Mapperley Road, 
Nottingham. 

Scottish Anti-Vivisection Society. — Hon. Sec, Rev. W. Allan, 21 Leopold 
Place, Edinburgh. 

Sheffield Branch. — Hon. Sec, Miss Phillips, 8 Mylnhurst Road, Ecclesall, 
Sheffield. 

Shropshire Branch. — Hon. Sec, Miss M. Harrison, Alma House, Mountfields» 

Shrewsbury. 

Surrey Branch.— Hon. Sec, Miss Edith Freeman, 37 Lansdowne Gardens, 
South Lambeth, S.W. 

Walthamstow and District Branch.— Hon. Sec, Mrs. Burtenshaw, 13 
Nightingale Road, Clapton, N.E. 

Weston-super-Mare Branch.— Hon. Sec, Mrs. Percival- Wiseman, Pains^ 
wick Lodge, Weston-super-Mare. 

Willesden and Cricklewood Branch. — Hon. Sec, Miss Spencer, 133 Drayton 
Road, Harlesden. -• 

Wolverhampton and District Branch. — Hon. Sec, Mr. H. T. Phillips, 
Carlton Villa, Lea Road, Wolverhampton. 

Worcester and District Branch* — Hon. Sec, Mr. Hawlev, St. Mary's 
Shrubbery Avenue, Worcester. 

Wrexham and District Branch. — Hon, Sec, Mrs. Hutton, Ashfield. 
Wrexham. 

York Anti- Vivisection Society.— Hon. Sac, Miss Greener, Cupples Field, 
Bainbridge, Askrigg, R.S.O., Yorkshire. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 



Abercromby, Lady. 

Adlam, Mrs. 

Arnold, Lady. 

Baker, Miss F. L 

Bastian, Mrs. 

Batten, Miss. 

Boyce, Mrs. 

Bradish, Miss M. 

Braybrooke, Mrs. 

Burgess, Stanley, Esq. 

Cobbe, Miss Helen L. 

Cobbe, Hervic G., Esq. 

Cole, Miss Edith. 

Cook, Mrs. Mabel. 

Craig, Mrs. Fairfax. 

Cranstoun, The Hon. P. E. C. 

Crofton, Miss E. 

Crofton, Miss M. 

Crofton, Miss R. 

Cunliffe, H. J. St. Benno, Esq. 

Cunliffe, Mrs. Eadyth. 

Curtis, Atherton, Esq. 

Curtis, Mrs. Atherton. 

Dodwell, Mrs. 

Empson, The Misses. 

Ffoulkes, Mrs. 

Fowle, Mrs. 

Griflfiths, Mrs. C. J. 

Grove Grady, Mrs. 

Guerini, Madame. 

Hadwen, Dr. 

Haigh, Mrs. 

Hall, Miss C. V. 

Harberton, The Right Hon. Viscount 

Hertz, Miss Olga. 

Howey, Mrs. 

Hunter, Mrs. A. S. 

Hutchinson, Miss Summers. 

Kemball, Lady. 

Kidd, Miss B. E. 



Kidd, Miss Florence. 

Kirtley, Miss. 

Lander, Charles B., Esq. 

Leigh, The Lady. 

Lindsay, Lady. 

Llangattock, The Right Hon. Lord. 

Maberly, Gerald C, Esq., M.A., LL.B. 

Mcjannett, Mrs. 

Mahony, Miss Margaret. 

Milbank, Capt. R. C. 

Milbank, Mrs. 

Mitchell, Miss. 

Monro, Rev. R. D., M.A. 

Monro, Miss S. S. 

Mundy, Mrs. Pierrepont. 

Newman, George, Esq. 

Nicholetts, Mrs. 

Paget, The Lady. 

Paisley, Mrs. 

Peabody, Philip G., Esq. 

Peabody, Charles L., Esq 

Philips, Mrs. Herbert. 

Pomeroy, The Hon. E. 

Potts, Mrs. .Arthur. 

Roscoe, Wm., Esq. 

Roscoe, Mrs. 

Roscoe, Miss. 

Rothschild, Lady de. 

Shiffner, Mrs. Bertie. 

Stubbs, Miss. 

Talbot, Mrs. 

Tebb, William, Esq. 

Tharp, Mrs. Arthur. 

Thomas, Miss Gertrude. 

Vannan, Mrs. 

Wardlow, Charles, Esq. 

Wemyss, Miss. 

Whiston, Harold, Esq. 

Williams, Mrs. T. 

Wimborne, The Lady. 



TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BRITISH UNION FOR THE ABOLITION 
OF VIVISECTION. 

19 10. 



In presenting the Annual Report for 1910 the Central Executive 
Committee of the British Union would draw attention to its 
enlarged form, due to the inclusion, for the first time, of the 
Reports of branches and affiliated societies. The Union has 
grown so rapidly during the last few years, and is now so 
efficiently represented in many centres, that it was felt to present 
a Report, as previously, of the work of the London Section only, 
would be to convey but a poor idea of its size, work, and in- 
fluence. Accordingly, at the meeting of the General Council, held 
on June nth, 1909, in the Caxton Hall, the following resolution 
was unanimously passed, the proposal having been placed on the 
agenda by the delegate from Bradford, and being seconded by the 
delegate from Ealing : — 

That in future the Annual Reports of the Branches and Affiliated 
Societies be included in the Annual Report of the British Union in 
addition to being published and circulated locally, and that in order 
to ensure such inclusion, the Branches and Affiliated Societies shall adopt 
a uniform date for the closing of their financial year. 

Only an approximate idea of the strength of the Union can be 
formed from the Reports this year, owing to the fact that many 
of the branches, having been accustomed to close their books at 
a different period of the year, had only a few months to account 
for. In these cases, the subscriptions and list of members given 
are not, of course, complete. This will be rectified in 191 1, when 
the financial year of all the branches and affiliated societies will be 
uniform. 



It should be noted that donations of a branch to headquarters, 
or vice versa, occurring during the first four months of the year, 
will not be found entered in the Branch Reports until 191 1, 
although they appear in the headquarters report of 1910, the latter 
not closing its accounts till May ist, while the accounts of the 
former were closed on the 31st of the previous December. 

The Year's Activity. 
The year has been one of strenuous activity throughout the 
country, and the platform services of the Honorary Secretary of 
the Union, Dr. Hadwen, and also of the Secretary, Miss Kidd, 
have been sought and secured, not only by branch organisations, 
but by other British societies having a kindred aim. It would be 
superfluous, this year, to provide a complete list of the meetings 
addressed, as many of them will be found in the Branch Reports. 
But it may be mentioned that great public meetings have been 
convened at Exeter, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Blackheath, Gloucester, 
Wokingham, Kennington, Bradford, Ryde, Ventnor, Bangor, and 
Ilfracombe, at which Dr. Hadwen has spoken. Miss Kidd has 
addressed meetings at Brighton, Stockwell (twice), Battersea 
(twice), Camberwell, Kensington, Harlesden, Wimbledon, Bristol 
and Clifton, Cardiff, Ilfiacombe, Keynsham, Weston-super-Mare, 
Hertford, Cheltenham, Bath, Bolton, Shrewsbury, and Gloucester. 
Other speakers who have rendered platform service are Drs. 
Snow and Cameron, Mr. J. H. Levy, the Rev. C. L. Clarke, Mr. 
and Mrs. Baillie- Weaver, Mr. Northcote, Mr. J. F. Green, Mr. 
T. A. Williams, and Mr. J. H. Reed. Miss Evelyn Davies has 
recited " Loveliness " at the Caxton Hall, Westminster, and at 
Torquay and Hampstead; Mr. Arthur Loveridge has undertaken 
debates, and Mr. Eraser Hewes, Mr. Rodenhurst, and Mr. 
Maurice Toms have rendered signal service in their respective 
branches by carrying on a continuous campaign of speaking and 
writing. Mr. Hewes has extended his labours far beyond his own 
branch, having addressed many meetings elsewhere which are not 
to be found recorded in the admirable list appearing in the Report 
for Nottingham. To these and all other speakers and writers 
for the Cause the Committee tenders grateful thanks. 

The Annual Meeting. 
The Annual Meeting took place at the Caxton Hall, on Thurs- 
day, June loth, 1909, when the large hall was crowded. Mr. 



Cathcart Wason, M.P., presided, and speeches were delivered by 
Mr. George Bernard Shaw and Dr. Hadwen. On the foUowiJig 
afternoon 

The Council Meeting 
was held in Room 13 of the Caxton Hall, when delegates from 
nineteen of the branches and affiliated societies were present. At 
this meeting various important resolutions were passed; the 
Council suggested by a unanimous resolution the dedication of 
the legacy of the late Dr. Charles Bell Taylor to the purpose of 
providing a direct representative of rhedical Anti-vivisection in Par- 
liament, contingent upon Dr. Hadwen's acceptance of the position, 
which he declined; and the necessity of loyalty to the fundamental 
abolition principle of the British Union was laid down in an 
urgency resolution debarring its branches from taking part in a 
Congress " which had, through its officials, sought and obtained 
the support and official co-operation of societies advocating the 
practice of restriction, and having, in order to meet the views of 
the latter, barred out all discussion of policy at its sessions." 

The Wokld League Congress. 
In July, the British Union was officially represented at the 
fourth Triennial Congress of the World League of Opponents of 
Vivisection, an exclusively abolitionist body, which held a very 
successful Congress, culminating in the finest procession and 
Trafalgar Square demonstration that has yet been seen in London 
in connection with the Anti-vivisection Cause. The British Union 
organised one of the three public meetings of the Congress, when 
Mr. Robert Cameron, M.P., presided, and was supported by Mr. 
Arnold Lupton, M.P., Dr. Paul Forster, Dr. Hadwen, Mr. 
Athelstan Rendall, M.P., the Rev. R. D. Monro, Mr. J. H. 
Levy, Mrs. Henry Lee, and Miss Kidd. Dr. Morgan Jones 
was accorded an opportunity of making a short speech in favour 
of Vivisection, which greatly added to the interest of the evening. 
One of the Union's Vice-Presidents, Miss Janotha, generously 
provided a first-class concert on the evening of July 21st, which 
afforded a welcome relief to the labours of the Congress. 

Debates. 
Several debates have taken place during the year, the chief 
being those between Dr. Hadwen and Dr. Armit at Chiswick 



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Town Hall on November 23rd, and between Dr. Hadwen and Mr. 
Stephen Paget at the London School of Economics on January 
26th, and at Ryde on February 17th. Miss Kidd has also debated 
with Dr. Morgan Jones and Dr.Orr atWillesden and Putney respec- 
tively. At two of these debates no vote was taken, and in two 
cases the result was unfavourable. But the British Union makes 
no preliminary effort to secure a favourable vote — a statement 
which cannot be said to apply generally to the other side. Its 
officials consider that to secure a numerical triumph by inducing a 
large number of Anti-vivisectionists to come together for the pur- 
pose of supporting their speakers, is to subordinate to a less 
worthy aim the very purpose for which they appear on public 
platforms, viz., to reach an audience of the " unconverted." The 
enthusiasm for Anti-vivisection displayed, however, at those 
debates where, by the desire of Dr. Hadwen's opponents, no vote 
was taken, was highly encouraging as an indication of the public 
feeling. In addition to debates, there have been numerous dis- 
cussions after meetings of the Research Defence Society, which 
the Secretary of the Union always endeavours to attend. 

A Conversazione 
was held in the Caxton Hall on January 6th, the musical pro- 
gramme being kindly arranged by Messrs. Ward and Henry, 
musical agents, of 32, Charing Cross. Dr. Hadwen delivered a 
\aluable speech on this occasion. 

Debating Class. 
The Secretary has arranged for a series of meetings at the 
office, the object of which is to educate Anti-vivisectionists in the 
questions generally raised by opponents in discussion. These 
classes will, it is hoped, be a permanent institution. Two have 
already taken place. They will usually be held on the last Friday 
in each month, with an interval in the summer. 

Campaigns. 
The number of " shop " campaigns held during the year has 
been six, as compared with five in 1908. The places selected 
were Exeter, Cardiff, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Blackheath, Harrogate, 
and Bangor. Nurse Cross has had the management of these 
campaigns, which have been generally successful. That at 
Cardiff ^^■as in course of organisation at the time of the presenta- 



tion of the last Report, when the local branch had just been 
formed; three of the others (Exeter, Blackheath and Newcastle) 
have resulted in the acquisition of excellent new branches; while 
that at Bangor was undertaken to strengthen a previously existing 
branch. This was practically a double campaign, for the public 
meeting which was to have completed it fell through owing to 
Dr. Hadwen's serious illness, and the shop had to be re-engaged 
three weeks later. Special mention must be made of the generous 
financial and personal help rendered by the Misses Crofton at 

Blackheath a campaign which leaves behind it a very pleasant 

memory of local kindness and devoted enthusiasm for the cause. 
Thanks are also due once more to the Hon. Pauline Cranstoun, 
who generously provided funds for the campaign at Exeter, and to 
the Wrexham Branch for its missionary donations. The Com- 
mittee also remembers gratefully the labours of all those who have 
assisted in the various campaigns, and especially of those who 
have proved their devotion by undertaking official duties in con- 
nection with the Branch Societies then formed. 

Exposure of the Malta Fever Fable. 

Undoubtedly the two most important events of the year have 
been the controversies undertaken by Dr. Hadwen in the Con- 
temporary Review and in the Standard. The former dealt with the 
question of Malta Fever and Goats' Milk. Dr. Hadwen con- 
tributed two articles, in the August and November issues, proving 
that the conclusion of the Mediterranean Fever Commissioners 
that the fever was due to a germ in goats' milk was based upon 
the flimsiest and most worthless evidence, and that the improve- 
ment was really due to sanitary conditions. His searching 
criticism and the array of statistics he brought forward in support 
of his contentions are well worth studying, together with the 
feeble attempt of Dr. Hardie, a medical officer who had been 
stationed at Malta, to deal with them in the October issue. Dr. 
Hadwen's investigations had been made personally by means of a 
special visit to Malta, and much previous and subsequent study of 
official documents, and he has laid the whole Anti-vivisection 
Cause under a deep obligation by thus exposing a typical vivi- 
sectionist imposture. The articles have created a great sensa- 
tion, especially in Malta, where Dr. Hadwen's views are 
vehemently supported by all the elected members of the Maltese 



Government, and by the whole Press of the island, except the 
Daily Malta Chronicle, which is the semi-official organ of the 
Government party, which appears to be dominated by the medical 
officials. The end of this controversy is not yet in sight, but 
another Commission has been appointed to further investigate the 
subject. 

The " Standard " Controversy. 
Toward the close of 1909 Dr. Hadwen was approached' by 
the Editor of the " Standard " with the request that he would 
supply a series of three articles giving " The Case against Vivi- 
section," the opposite side being presented by a similar series from 
the pen of Mr. Stephen Paget on behalf of the Research Defence 
Society. A very interesting controversy ensued, and it is only 
to be regretted that the Editor departed from his first agreement, 
and allowed Mr. Paget to re-open the whole matter after the con- 
cluding articles had appeared, giving him two lengthy letters to 
Dr. Hadwen's one. The whole of the articles and subsequent 
correspondence, together with an answer to Mr. Paget's final 
letter, have been reprinted in pamphlet form, and will serve as a 
valuable handbook for reference, being the authoritative pro- 
nouncements upon the question of vivisection of the recognised 
leading authorities on both sides. 

Press Contributions. 

- The contributions to the Press on the subject of vivisection 
during the year have been innumerable, especially on the part of 
the Secretary, who rarely lets a day pass without finding some 
occasion for comment on a statement made in some provincial 
paper by a vivisectionist, and despatching a critical letter. Except 
by the great London newspapers, Anti-vivisection contributions are 
generally well received by the editors, who open their columns 
far more freely to a discussion of the subject than was formerly 
the case. 

The Royal Commission. 
The Royal Commission has had two losses by death during the 
year. Lord Selby, the Chairman, whose cross-examination of the 
witnesses was of such a character as to render it impossible to 
acquit him of bias, died in November; and Mr. James Tomkin- 
son, M.P., was unfortunately killed while steeplechasing in 



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April. Mr. Tomkinson had been placed upon the Commission 
ostensibly in the interests of Anti-vivisection, for which he had a 
cordial sympathy ; but unfortunately his knowledge of the subject 
was practically nil. At a meeting held very shortly before his 
appointment he confessed that he had come " as a man in the 
street" in order to be "instructed." While the loss of his final 
counsel and decision is to be deplored, it cannot be said that his 
presence on the Commission during the examination of the wit- 
nesses was of value. The death of Lord Selby has been given as 
an excuse for the extraordinary delay in the issuing of the Report, 
which it is understood will be presented in June. The Com- 
mittee records once more its conviction, which it has made public 
from the very first, that no possible good to the Anti-vivisection 
Cause can accrue from the deliberations of a tribunal which con- 
tained so many strong pro-vivisectionists and licensed vivisectors 
and not a single medical or expert anti-vivisectionist. The possible 
appointment of more inspectors they regard in no other light than 
as a regrettable strengthening of the system of vivisection and its 
Government protection. 

Cruelties of Vivisection. 

Meanwhile the publications of experimenters show that the 
cruelties of vivisection continue in English laboratories, which are 
practically private places. There is no means of knowing all the 
details of what goes on behind their doors, but the Committee 
would draw attention to the awful affidavits of eye-witnesses of 
cruelties committed at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, 
recently published and circulated by the British Union. The evi- 
dence of these affidavits is far too technical and circumstantial to 
have been invented ; and there is no guarantee that similar callous- 
ness is not displayed in English laboratories, more especially in 
view of the vehement defence of the Rockefeller Institute which 
has been indulged in by Mr. Paget and the members of the 
Research Defence Society. 

Parliamentary Work. 

The General Election caused some disorganisation of the purely 
Anti-vivisectionist labours of the British Union, and meetings were 
for a time suspended. The Committee and members of the Union 
rallied to the support of candidates holding Anti-vivisection views, 



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and although the cause sustained a severe loss in the non-election 
of its ever-faithful champion Mr. Arnold Lupton, in several other 
cases the result was highly satisfactory. Five candidates for 
London constituencies, for whom members of the British Union 
were assiduously canvassing, were returned to Parliament, besides 
others in the provinces ; all the candidates were officially inter- 
rogated by letter as to their attitude towards the Abolition Bill, and 
from many favourable replies were received. On the whole, the 
Parliamentary situation is regarded as unchanged by the recent 
election, and is still a matter for congratulation. During the past 
year many questions were asked in Parliament at the instigation 
of the British Union and several have been put during the present 
session. 

Obituary. 

The Committee has to record the loss of one of its most gene- 
rous subscribers, the late Mrs. Frank Morrison, who supplied 
yearly the sum of £^o to its funds. She was an old friend of the 
movement, having stood side by side with Miss Cobbe in the 
early days, and although for many years she had ceased to take a 
prominent part or to display an active interest in its progress, her 
generosity did not fail. A glance at our list of members will 
reveal the rarity of a single subscription reaching the amount of 
Mrs. Morrison's, and the Committee would respectfully suggest 
that if any earnest friend of the movement cared to step into 
the breach and prevent a serious loss to the Union by subscribing 
an equal amount in future years, a great service would be ren- 
dered to the Cause. Another severe loss by death has been that 
of Mrs. Chas. Thomas, who, like Mrs. Morrison, was a Vice- 
President, life member, and yearly subscriber. Such old and faith- 
ful frieads of the Cause are not easily replaced. 

Treasurer. 

The Right Hon. Viscount Harberton has held the post of 
Treasurer during the year, but before the Council meeting he re- 
quested that a successor should be sought, as he found himself 
unable any longer to attend the meetings regularly. His lordship's 
re-election to the post was therefore carried under the understand- 
ing that it should only apply pro tern. While tendering their best 
thanks to Lord Harberton for all his past services, the Committee 



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welcome as their new Treasurer the Rev. J. Stratton, M.A., whose 
election will be formally placed before the Council in June. Mr. 
Stratton is well known throughout the country as an ardent and 
consistent humane reformer, and his election will, we are assured, 
be welcomed by every member of the British Union, 

Publications. 

During the year the " Abolitionist " has not only maintained its 
interest, but has increased in size and attractiveness. Beginning 
as an eight-page journal, it was soon found that merely to include 
a fair record of the British Union's activity from month to 
month, its size must be altered. It now contains 20 pages, and 
the articles supplied by Dr. Hadwen, the Editor and the Secretary, 
and by a few other friends, are thoroughly appreciated. A selec- 
tion is made of newspaper correspondence, notes are given on all 
the recent claims of the vivisectors, and all meetings of the Union 
are reported. As a faithful record of the position and progress of 
the Anti-vivisection movement, and as a volume of reference for 
argument and debate, its value cannot be overestimated. All 
members should not only read it from month to month, but should 
preserve a bound indexed copy for the latter purpose. The Editor, 
the Rev. J. Verschoyle, M.A., has faithfully continued his work 
in spite of a lengthy and serious illness, and the articles from his 
pen show no signs that they were written in suffering. A testi- 
monial was presented to him during the year by a few friends in 
token of their anxiety to show their appreciation of his gallant 
struggle against physical suffering, and his never-flagging devotion 
to the British Union. 

Other publications issued during the year are the following : — 
" The Policy of Abolition," by Beatrice E. Kidd. 
" The Vivisection Inspector's Annual Returns for 1908," 

by Beatrice E. Kidd. 
" The Case against Vaccination " (eighth edition), by 

Dr. Hadwen. 
" The Controversy in the ' Standard ' " (Dr. Hadwen and 
Mr. Stephen Paget). 
Also Reprints of the following : 

" Light in Dark Places " (55th thousand). 

"Views of Men and Women of Note." 

" Do You Know Anything of Vivisection ? " 



H 

" The Endowment of Torture — Revelations from 
THE Rockefeller Hell." 
In concluding their Report, the Committee thank all the friends 
and members for their help during the past year, and trust that 
that help will be continued, and, if possible, increased, to keep 
pace with the steady growth of the work accomplished at head- 
quarters, and to enable them to respond to 'fresh urgent calls from 
all parts of the kingdom. They would press the special claim of 
the British Union on the generosity of all Anti-vivisectionists by 
the expression of one great desire — that the record of its work and 
its finances as embodied in this Report should be carefully studied. 

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE DONE. 
WHAT WILL YOU DO TO HELP US TO DO MORE ? 



15 

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS 

TO THE 

BRITISH UNION FOR THE ABOLITION 
OF VIVISECTION. 

1909-10. 



Abbey, Mrs. (collected) 

Adam, Miss L. M. 

Alguro, Mdlle 

Anderson, Mrs. (Cardiff) 
Anderson, Mrs. (London) 
Anglesey, The Marchioness of 

Anonymous 

Anonymous (Gateshead) 
Anonymous (An Easter Offering) 
Anti-Vivisectionist (per Miss Monro) 

Appel, Dr. 

Ashbee, Miss A 

Austen, Rev. E. G. 

Ay lard, Mr. and Mrs 

B. R 

Badland, Miss C. 

Badland, Miss J 

Baillie-Weaver, Mrs. 

Baker, Mrs. 

Ball, Miss H 

Barbour, J., Esq. 

Barker, Miss 

Barker, Miss Daisy 
Barlow, Major 

Barrett, T. S., Esq 

Bath Branch 

Battersea, The Lady 
Bayard, Miss 

Beach, Miss D. M. B 

Beckett, Miss 

Bell, Mr. and Mrs. W. 

Bell, Miss 

Bennett, Miss 

Biddle, G. E., Esq 

Bilimoria, N. F., Esq. 



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Bird, Philip G., Esq 

Blackheath Branch 

Blackman, T., Esq. 

Blake, Mrs. 

Bocking, Miss 

Bolton A.V. Society 

Booth, Miss 

Brabant, Mrs 

Bradish, Mrs 

Bradley, Miss E. E 

Bradshaw, Mrs. Albert 

Brand, Mrs. 

Brand, Miss H 

Branton, Ernest, Esq. ... 
Braybrooke, Mrs. 
Bridges, Miss Agnes 

Brigg, Miss M 

Bristol Branch 

Bristol and Somerset Friends' A.V. Committee 

Brooks, Mrs 

Brown, Mrs. W. H 

Brown, Mrs. Annie 
Brown, Miss Edith Cave 

Budds, Mrs; 

Bull, Mr. and Mrs. (Blackheath) 

Burdett, Miss 

Burgess, Miss S. ... ... ... ' ... 

Burgh, Miss Agnes de ... 

Busch, Arthur P., Esq. 

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Bushe, The Lady Kathleen 
Butterworth, Miss 
Byas, Miss 

Campbell, Dr. D. McD.L 

Capper, Mrs. W. Bentley 
Cardiff Branch 

Carey, Capt. Walter, R.N 

Carey, Mrs. 

Carey, J. Lebolo, Esq 

Carleton, Miss F. 
Cartwright, Mrs. 

Chancellor, H. G., Esq., M.P 

Cheltenham Branch 
Cherry, Miss 

Childs, Miss 

Cobb, Miss S 



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Cole, Miss C. B. 050 

Cole, Miss E. E. ... ... ... ... ... ...050 

Coleman, Miss Emily L. ... ... ... ... ...026 

Collingwood, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... 030 05 

Colville, Dave, Esq. ... ... o 6 

Corby, R. Parkyn, Esq. 

Cotton, Mrs. (Brighton) 

Cotton, Mrs. (London) ... ... 

Court, Miss E. ... ... ... 

,, ,, (Second Subscription) ... 

Cowan, Mrs. 

Craig, Mrs. J. A. Fairfax ... 

Cranstoun, The Hon. P. K. C. (for Exeter Campaign) 

Crofton, Miss M. 

Crofton, Miss R. 

Crofton, The Misses (for Blackheath Campaign) 

Cuthbert, Mrs ... 

Daly, Rev. J 

Darmatt, Mrs. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... o 10 o 

Darlington Branch ... ... ... ... "... ... i i o 

Davidson, Miss ... ... iio 

Davies, Miss Evelyn (Proceeds of Recital) ... 366 

Dawlish Branch ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10 o o 

Deighton, Miss K. ... 040 

Dodwell, Mrs. (Proceeds of Sale of Work) ... 440 

Douglas, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... ... o id o 

Dowling, Miss ... o 5 o 

Ealing and Acton A.V. Society i i o 

Eddowes, Mrs. Stanton ... i i o 

Eiclce, Lieut.-Col. 07 .6 

Ellis, Mrs. Webb o 2 6 

Empson, Miss 10 o 

Eustace, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20 o. ■ 

Exeter and District Branch i .1.0 

Eys, Mme. Van ... o 17 4- 

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Farmer, Miss o 10 o 

Faulds, Mrs 026 

Fawssett, Mr.9. 11 o 

Fellows, C. F., Esq 026 

Fergusson, Mrs. F 026 

Ffoulkes, Mrs 100 

Firnberg, Miss L. ... o a 6 

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Forth, Miss 026 

Frank, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... ... o 2 

Frederick, Mrs. ... ... ... ... ... ... ...026 

Fremoult, Mrs. Boyle ... ... ... ... ... ... i i o 

Friend, A. (Canada) ... ... ... ... ... ... 102 7 

Friend, A (Exmouth) ... ... ... ... ... ... 05 

Friend, A ... ... ... ... ... ... o 10 

Frost, Mrs. ... ... ... ... i i o 

Gardner, Mrs. (per Miss Monro) ... ... 03 

Gell, The Rev. Cana ... o 10 

Gibbins, W. B., Esq 110 

Glanville, Miss May (Blackheath) ... ... 10 

Gloucester Branch 

Goff, Miss ... o 10 

Goimbault, Mrs. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... o 2 

Gonsalez, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... ... i o 

Greaves, Rev. Cyril ... ... ... ... ... ... o 5 

Green, Miss M. A. 

Green, Miss S. A. 

Green, Miss Edith ... ... ... 

Greg, The Misses ... ... ... ... ... ... i o 

,, ,, (Second Subscription) ... ... 1 o 

Greggains, Mrs. P. 

Gregson, Mrs. ... ... ... ... ... i o 

Griffiths, Mrs. C. J 

Grove Grady, Mrs. 

Guerini, Mme. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5 o 

" Gyp and Jap," In memory of ... ... ... ... o 10 

Hadwen, Dr. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 3 

Haigh, Mrs. 

Harberton, Viscount ... ... ... ... ... ... 10 o 

Harvey, Alfred, Esq. ... ... ... ... ... ... o 5 

Hedges, Miss Ellen 

Helsby, Alfred, Esq o 3 

Hertford Branch ... 

Hervey, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 2 

Hewitt, The Hon. Miss... ... ... ... ... ... o 5 

Hill, Miss A. B 3 o 

Hoare, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... ... o a 

Hollings, Mrs. Otway ... 

Hone, Mrs. Percy ... ... ••• ... ••• ... a a 

Hopley, Miss ... ... ... ... ... ... ... o a 

Horncastle, Mrs. ... ... ... ... ... ... i i 

Horncastle, — Esq. ... ... ... ... ... ... o 5 

Hucht, Mme. van der ... ... ... ... ... ... o 10 

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Hume, Miss E. Douglas 

Hurndall, J. Sutcliffe, Esq 

Irving, Miss 

Irwin, Miss 

Jassawalla, K. R., Esq 

Johnson, Miss Lucy 

Jones, Mrs. Richard 

Jones, Miss 

Jones, Rev. J. S. 

Jones, Rev. F. H. 

Jones, W. H., Esq. 

Joyce, Mrs. 

Kaines, Miss 

Kay, Miss 

Kendall, Miss C. C. 

Kendall, The Misses 

Kennedy, Miss 

Kidd, Miss B. E. 

Kimber, Mrs. 

King, Miss S. 

Kirkaldy, Miss 

Knowles, Mrs. 

Knott, Geo., Esq 

Knox, G. M., Esq. 

Langdale, Mrs. 

Latham, Mrs. J. M 

Laxmidas, Labhshankar, Esq 

Lazarus, Miss .Ada 

Lazarus, Miss Olga 

Lee, Mrs. Henry 

Lee, Mrs 

Lees, The Misses 
Leighton, Mrs. 
Letchworth Branch 
Lightfoot, Miss B. 
Limond, Mrs. 
Lindo-Webb, Mrs. J 
Little, Mrs. 
Lloyd, Mrs. Lewis 
Lomas, Miss 
Lomellini, The Marchesa 
Long, Miss 
Loxley, Miss E. 
Lucas, Miss A. A 
Lumsden, Miss 
Maberly, Gerald C, Esq 
Macnaught, Miss 



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McGrigor, Miss ... 

Mcjannett, Mrs. 

McLeod, Mrs. 

Manin, Mme. de Hamel de 

" Mark " 

Marks, Mrs. 

Marriott, A. J., Esq. 

Martindale, R. W., Esq 

Mason, Mrs. 

Masters, Miss 

Maxwell-Muller, Miss M 

Mayne, Mrs. Otway 

Mellor, Mrs. 

Merrington, Mrs. 

Milliken, Mrs. 

Mitchell, Mrs. 

Mitchell, Miss 

Money, Chas. , Esq. 

Monro, Miss 

Monro, Rev. R. D. 

Morrison, Mrs. Frank 

Nayler, J., Esq. ... 

Nesbitt, Mrs. 

Nicholson, J. O., Esq. 

Norman, Mrs. 

Norris, Miss 

Northampton Branch 

North Devon Branch 

North of England Bran 

North Essex Branch 

North Wales Branch 

Nottingham Branch 

Olpherts, Lady 

Olpherts, Miss 

Olpherts, Miss E. J. 

Oppler, Mrs. 

,, ,, (Second Subscription) 

Owen, Miss Helen 
Paisley, Mrs. 
Palmer, A. Gordon, Esq 
Pappenheim, Miss von 
Parkyn, Mrs. 
Parkyn, Miss Lina 
Parry, Mrs. 
Parry, Miss Jessie 
Partridge, Miss A. J. 



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Peele, Miss C. S 
Peele, Miss E. M. 
Penmaenmawr 
Penn, Miss 

Perglass, Baroness von 
Perry, Miss 
Petit, Mrs. ... 
Pfeil, Mrs. ... 
Philips, Mrs. Herbert 
Pirret, Corsar, Esq. 
Plummer, Miss Clara 

Pollen, Miss 

Pomeroy, The Hon. Ernest ... 

Porter, Mrs. 

Postance, Rev. Charles ... 

Potts, Mrs. Arthur 

Powell, Miss Rosanna (in memory of the Misses 

ning, of Redland Hall, Bristol) 

Prevost, Mrs. 

Price, Miss 

" Pussy Punch " 

Rattenbury, Miss 

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Reid, Miss M. M 
Reynolds, Miss 
Richardson, Mrs. 
Ricketts, Rev. H 
Roberts, Mrs. 
Robbins, Mrs. 
Roe, Mrs. H. 

Ronalds, Mrs. Hugh 

Roscoe, Mi-, and Mrs. ... 

Rouget, Miss 

Rowlatt, the Misses ... 

,, ,, ,, (Second Subscription) ... 

Russell, Mrs 

Ryde Branch 

Salisbury, Miss 

Samuel, Chas., Esq 

Sangster, Miss 

Sankey, Miss (in memory of Mrs. Robert Boyle) 

Sargeaunt, Mrs. 

Saurin, Miss 

Sawday, A. E., Esq. ... 

Sawday, Miss ... 



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Sawers, Miss E. ... 
Sawers, Miss M. ... 
Scott, Miss R. M. 
Scottish A.V. Society 
Segr6, Miss 
Seward, E., Esq. 
Shackleton, Miss 
Sheffield, Mrs. 
Sheppard, Miss 
Shiffner, Mrs. Bertie 
Shropshire Branch 
Simpson, Miss J. 
Sister Clayton 
Smart, Miss H. K. 



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Smith, Miss Ada ... 
Smith, Miss Brooke 

Smith, Miss M. C 

Socialist and Anti-vivisectionist 

Soldi, Mrs. '. 

Southey, Miss 
Sowden, Miss Ada 
Sparrow, J. F., Esq. 
Spencer, Chas. J., Esq. 
Squibb, Miss 
Stableforth, Miss 
Stallard, Mrs. 
Steinthal, Rev. A. 
Stephens, P. J., Esq. ... 
Stockenstrom, Miss von 
Stratton, Rev. J. 
Streatfield, Mrs. 

Stride, Mrs. 

Sturley, Miss ... 

Sullivan, H. W., Esq 

Surrey Branch ... 

Sweetland, Mrs. ... 

Sympathiser, A 
Tarring, G. B., Esq. 

Taylor, Mrs. 

Taylor, Miss Editha 

Tebb, W., Esq 

Tharp, Mrs. Arthur 

Theakston, Mrs. ... 
Thompson, Mrs. Hugh ... 

Thorold, Rev. M. E 

Toms, A. Maurice, Esq. 



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Trevanion, Mrs. ... 

Trevor, Mrs. 

Turtle, Mrs. Alice 

Vallance, the Messrs. ... 
\'annan, Mrs. 
V'erschoyle, Rev. J. 
Verschoyle, Rev. H. 
Vivian, Mrs. 

Waddingham, Mrs 

Waid, Mrs. 
Walker, Miss Abney 

Walker, Mrs 

Waltham, Rev. R 

Wardlow, Charles, Esq. 

Watkins, Mrs 

Watson-Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. J. 

Webb, W. H., Esq 

Wells, Miss G 

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Wheeler, Mrs. T. 

Whiteley, Miss A. F 

Whitlaw, Miss R. M 

Whitmore, Miss ... 

Wilding, Mrs 

Wilkinson, Miss (Blackheath) 

Willesden and Cricklewood Branch 

Williams, Howard, Esq. 

Williams, Mrs 

WilHs, Miss E 

Wintle, Lieut.-Colonel ... 

Woodhouse, Rev. Stanley 

Wootton, Frank E., Esq. 

Worcester Branch 

Wormall, Miss A. S 

Worswick, Mrs. ... 

Wrexham Branch 

Wright, Mrs. Dumaresq 

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PROVINCIAL BRANCH REPORTS. 



BANGOR BRANCH. 



Mrs. Harry Clegg. 

Mr3. Henry Lewis. 

Mrs. Pinkerton. 
Treasurer. — Mr. Thos. 
Hon. Secretary. — Mrs. 



Committee. 
Mrs. 
; Rev. 
I Mr. 
Vallance. 
Gasquoine, St. 



Phillips. 

T. Gasquoine. 

Henry Lewis. 

Oswald's, Upper Bangor. 



REPORT. 

The Committee have little to report during- the past year^ owing to 
great pressure on the time of the Hon. Secretary, and her failure to 
obtain an assistant secretary and successor to carry on the work, her 
own resignation having been postponed for that purpose. 

The members of the Committee have from time to time distributed 
literature. A great wish has been expressed for a meeting to be held in 
Bangor, at which a medical man should speak. This, it was felt, would 
give a fresh impetus to the work. The Committee are happy to state 
that all arrangements are now completed for a campaign to be provided 
from headquarters, and for a public meeting, with Dr. Hadwen as 
speaker, early next year. This is an opportunity to which the Branch 
has been long looking forward, and its results will, no doubt, be apparent 
in the next Annual Report. 



Ambrose, Miss 
.'\rmistead, Mrs. 
Bulkeley, Lady Magdalen 

Burnett, Miss 

Cameron, Mrs 

Clegg, Mrs. Harry 
Davies, Prof. J. M. 
Gasquoine, Rev. T. 
Gasquoine, Mrs. 
Hartley, Mrs. ... ... . 

Hughes, Canon 

Hughes, Missi 

Hughes-Williams, Mrs. . 
Jarvis, J. L., Esq. ... 
Jones, Mrs. Llew 



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26 

BATH BRANCH. 

Foundress. — Miss Frances Power Cobbe. 

Vice-Presidents. 
Sir John E. Barlow, Bart., M.P. I Joseph Storrs Fry, Esq., J. P. 

Mrs. Angus Clerk. | G. P. Gooch, Esq., M.A. 

Lady Dodsworth. Lady Leeds. 

Sir Matthew Dodsworth, Bart. Lady Pitman. 

Hon. Treasurer. — William Blakeney, Esq., R.N. 

Hon. Secretaries (pro tern.). — The Misses A. and A. M. Leakey, 

Northampton House, Bath. 

Hon. Auditor. — C. H. Gooding, Esq. 

General Executive Committee. 
Chairman of Committee : Mr. Councillor Kirkus. 
Mrs. Lansdown. Miss Ada Leakey. 

,, Rogers. ,, Hilda Power. 

Miss Saunders. ,, Johnson. 

,, L. Saunders. Major-Gen. Coningham. 

,, E. Severs. Rev. A. V. Gregoire, M.A. 

,, Page. M. H. Scott, Esq., late LC.S. 

Bankers. — Wilts and Dorset Banking Company, Ltd. 

REPORT. 

At the last Council Meeting of the British Union for the Abolition of 
Vivisection the resolution was passed that the Branches should be 
requested to close their financial year on December 31st to allow of the 
Branch Reports being included in the Annual Report of the British 
Union. 

Theiefore the Committee of the Bath Branch herevdth present their 
Report and Account of Receipts and Expenditure for the nine months 
commencing April ist, 1909, and ending December 31st, 1909. 

The Annual Meeting was held in the Council Chamber, Guildhall, on 
May 26th, by kind permission of the Alayor of Bath (Alderman J. W. 
Knight, J. P.), who presided over a very good attendance, considering 
that the rain came down in torrents, and quite prevented many of the 
members and others from attending. 

Thetc was great applause Avhen his Worship sbateid that though he 
had received a very strong protest against his taking the chair at this 
meeting from one of the leading medical men of the city, yet he felt 
it to be his duty as a mayor, whenever asked, to help any cause of 
which he did not absolutely disapprove. He was not taking the chair 
as a partisan of the society, nor in opposition to its aims. 

Mr. Henry F. Northcote gave a most stirring and eloquent address, 
the subject being, "Can Christians Support Vivisection?" Miss Kidd, 
from Headquarters, was heartily welcomed, and gave an instructive 
address, at the close of which some interesting questions were asked 
and answered. 

Mr. M. H. Scott spoke a few words concerning Miss Eva Tanner, 
who had just relinquished her duties as Secretary of the Bath Branch, 
and from whom, at this opportune moment, a telegram Avas received, 
wishing the meeting every success, and expressing the sender's regret 
at being unavoidably absent. Mr. Scott spoke of the testimonial to be 
presented to Miss Tanner— a wTiting desk, bearing the inscription on 
a brass plate, 

"Presented to Miss A. Eva Tanner in recognition of her valued 



27 

services as Organizer of the Bath Branch of the British Union for 
the Abolition of ViA-isection dtiring a period of six years. Bath, 
261 h May, 1909." 

Miss Codd, who succeeded Miss Tanner as Secretary for a few 
months, having obtained another appointment, has been obliged to 
leave Bath, and the Misses A. and A. M. Leakey are therefore acting 
as Hon. Secretaries pro tern. 

Owin;j to the resignation of the Secretary, and also her successor, 
it has not been possible to hold further meetings during the year igog, 
but much literature has been distributed. Copies of the " Contemporary 
Review " for August, containing Dr. Hadwen's splendid article on 
"Malta Fever," have been sent round to the leading medical men of the 
city. Tt was purposed to hold a debate early in the new year, and 
letters were sent in turn to seven of the Bath doctors, asking if they 
would be willing to meet a medical man in favour of Anti-Vivisection, 
and to speak themselves on behalf of the claims of experiments on 
animals. However they all declined, chiefly on the ground that the 
professional claims on their time did not allow of their adding to their 
many engagements, some also stating that they had no inclination to 
take part in any such debate. 

Mr. Philip Brenton having left Bath for London, has been obliged 
to resigE his post as Hon. Treasurer. The Committee much regret 
losing his services, and desire to express their grateful thanks to him 
for having undertaken this work. They are much pleased to be able 
to say that a worthy successor has been found in the person of Mr. 
WiUiarn Blakeney, R.N., who hopes to come into residence in Bath 
during March. Mr. Blakeney, writing to the Hon. Secretary, says : " I 
shall have much pleasure, if elected, in accepting the position of Hon. 
Treasurer, and you may be assured that every help in furthering the 
object will be given by me as a labour of love on behalf of the dumb 
creatures over which God has given dominion to man, of whom I 
believe He will exact judgment for any wrong done to them. Should 
the need arise I shall be prepared toi give a reason for the views I hold. " 
The Committee are fortunate to have obtained the promise of support 
from one so much in earnest asMr. Blakeney. 

Never before has the Anti- Vivisection cause been so widely taken up, 
not only in England, but also on the Continent and in America. The 
World League International Congress held in July was a great success, 
and a marvellous measure of success was granted to its outdoor demon- 
stration and meeting in Trafalgar Square, "for Thou, Lord, art wont 
to give more than either we desire or ask." 

The Committee earnestly hope that the members of the Bath 
Branch will endeavour to " press forward " in this cause and seek to 
interest others in it. Would it be impossible for each member to enlist 
another during the year 1910? Many members have been lost through 
death, and other causes. It is very desirable that members should be 
up-to-date in their interest and knowledge, and to this end they are 
advised to take in the "Abolitionist" (2d. a month) or the "Animals 
Guardian" (id. a month), while for the pleasure and instruction of 
children there is no better magazine than " Our Animal Brothers " (id.). 
Each or all of these can be supplied by the Hon. Secretaries if desired. 
Above all, the members are earnestly called upon to "go forward" in 
prayer, and thus move the Hand that moves the world. Miss A. M. 
Leakey will be delighted to receive the names of any who would like to 



28 

join the Society for United Prayer, especially with regard to the practice 
of Vivisection : quarterly leaflet, 4d. a year. 

Speaking of England's greatness a Japanese says (Table Talk, 
" Daily News ") : " Thy pluck and skill ought to be freely given to help 
the helpless, to rescue the perishing. Be thou queenly, gracious, and 
true. Attest thy greatness by larger service to man.'' (And we may add 
"to the beasi also.") Let Anti-Vivisectionists say "Amen" to this, and 
seek to do their part ! 

The Rev. R. D. Monro says in a sermon (preached at the annual 
service of the Church Anti-Vivisection League), "I would say to you, 
dear fellow-workers, take every opportunity you can of spreading the 
light. Do not let others around you go in ignorance of this cause of 
sin against the God of creation ; it is an uphill fight, but let us go into 
it in the strength of the life and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
. . . Do let us be practical in our plans of work, and let us remember 
that we are to be God's, and so protectors of the helpless ; let us learn 
to open our mouths for the dumb. These creatures cannot speak for 
themselves ; they are quite unable to fight their own battles, and unless 
those who have the holy instinct of love and compassion, and a tender 
sympathy for the suffering — unless these will speak out at whatever 
cost, the reign of pain, and suffering, and misery wU go on among 
the lowiT creation. "If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn 
unto death, and those that are ready to be slain, if thou sayest ' Behold 
we knew it not,' (it was a subject I did not like to enter intoi, I was 
afraid of the sleepless nights it would bring — I knew it not) — doth not 
He that pondereth the heart consider it? And He that keepeth thy soul, 
doth not He know it ? And shall not He render unto every man accord- 
ing to his works ? " 

"GO FORWARD." 
When from the Throne of God, that throne where the weary have refuge, 
Where in the midst of distress there is calm, that mandate is uttered, — 
Mandate not uttered alone that day for the thousands of Judah, 
But to all ages addressed, and to all generations, — GO FORWARD. 

Thou, though alone with thy God, alone in thy courage, GO FORWARD. 
Help, though deferred, shall arrive ; ere morn the night is at darkest. 

— Neale's "Egypt." 
On behalf of the Committee, 

R. W. KIRKUS, 

Chairman. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS. 

As most of the subscriptions fall due in the three earlier months of the 
year, the names of Subscribers in the following list are necessarily very few. 
(The Annual Subscription for each Member is 2S. 6d, and upivards, 
and not less than is. for Associates.) 

£ s. d. 





£ 


s. 


d. 




Applebee, Mrs 





2 


6 


Bright, Mrs. 


Austin, Miss 





2 


b 


Bryant. Mrs. 


Baggs, Mrs. H. ... 





I 





Busfield, Miss ... 


Barrow, Miss 





I 





Bush, Mr. ... 


Bartrum, Miss K 





I 





Bush, Mrs. ... 


Brettingham, Miss (2 years^ 





5 





Brenton, Mrs. 


Brettingham, Miss K ... 





2 


6 


Brenton, Mr. P. 



±g 



£ 



G. F. B 





5 





Carpenter, Mr. J. S. 





I 


O 


Chadwick, Miss 





I 





Clarke, Mrs. Tredway 


o 


2 


o 


Clay, Mrs. ... 





2 


6 


Clerk, Mrs. Angus 


I 


I 


o 


Codd, R.E., Captain, don. 


I 


O 


o 


Crocker, Mrs. 


o 


I 


o 


Cross, Miss Ida 


o 


2 


6 


Duke, Miss ... 





I 


o 


Fuller, Miss ... 


o 


2 


6 


Fry, Mr. J. Storrs 


I 


O 


o 


Gilbert, Mrs. 


o 


I 





Goldie, Miss 


o 


2 


6 


Goldie, Miss J 


o 


2 


6 



Gould, Mr. W. 
Guilleband, Mrs. ... 
Herdman, Miss 
Holvoake, Mrs. 
Hurst, Miss M. F. 
Isaacs, Mrs. 
Kirkus, Mr. Councillor 
Kirkus, Mrs. 
Leakey, Miss 
Leakey, Miss Ada ... 
Leakey, Miss A. M. 
Long, Miss ... 
Macfarland, Mrs. ... 
Martin, Miss 
Martindale, Mr. R. \V. 
McCausland, Mrs. 



Moorhouse, Rev. M. B. 
Moorhouse, Mrs. ... 
Ncatf, Miss ... 
Nicolas, Mrs. Harris 
Northover, Mr. T. 
Niirnberg, Miss 
Page, Miss 
Pitman, Lady 
Power, Miss 
Reeves, Mrs. 
Richards, Mr. 
Richards, Mrs. 
Rose, Miss 
Sartain, Mr. 
Schroeter, Miss 
.Serrell, Miss 
Sheldon. Mrs. 
Shellard, Mr. H. ... 
Simpson, Mrs. 
-Stanley, Miss, don. 
Sweet, Miss 
Talbot, Miss 
Taylor, Mrs. Brounger 
Ticknell, Rev. S. ... 
Walker, Mrs. 
Watts, Mrs. Onslow, 
Webb, Miss 
Wellings, Miss 
White, Miss 
Williams, Miss 
Willi.s, Mrs 



£ 



BALANCE SHEET. 

The Treasurer in account with The Bath and Counties Anti-Vivisection Society, 
for the nine months commencing April i, 1909, to Dec. 31, 1909. 

P.AVMENTS. £l s. d. 

By Printing and Stationery 720 
,, Postages, etc. ... ... o 18 ~\ 

,, Literature ... ... 2 18 2 

,, E.\penses of Meeting ... 5 i 5 
,, Bath Directory ... o 3 6 

,, Hire of Committee 

Room ... ... ... o 6 o 

,, Payment for help in col- 
lecting Subscriptions i o o 
,, Secretary's Salary for 

6 weeks ... ... 4 i o 

,, Donation to British 

Union ... ... ... i i o 

,, Balance at Bank ... 10 o o 

,, Cash at hand ... ... 7 8 115 



1909 Receipts. 


£ 


s. 


d. 


To Balance brought for- 








ward from last account 


20 


18 


4 


,, Subscriptions 


13 


5 


6 


,, Donations 


I 


10 





,, Collection at Meeting ... 


I 





10 


,, Subscriptions for "Aboli- 








tionists " 





6 





,, Sale of Desk 


3 









;^40 o 8 ;^40 o 8 

I have examined the above account with the Books and Vouchers relating 
thereto, and hereby certify it to be correct. 

February 26, 1910. (Signed) Chas. H. Gooding, F.R.C.A., 

Auditor. 



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BLACKHEATH BRANCH. 

President. — The Countess de Rivas. 



Committee. 
Mrs 



Middleton. 
Mrs. F. Perceval Studdert. 
Perceval Studdert, Esq. 



Miss A. Amott. 
Miss M. Ciofton. 
Miss Mathews. 

Hon. Treasurer. — Miss Rose Crofton. 

Hon. Secretaries. — Miss Bevan, 8, Vanbrugh Road, E. Blackheath, and Miss 
May Glanville, 69, Courtfield Road, Eewisham, S.E. 



REPORT. 

The Blackheath Branch having had only six weeks' existence before 
the close of the year 1909, has little to report save the manner in which 
it was called into being. During the first fortnight of November a shop 
w.is hired in Montpelier Vale, where the British Union's organiser, 
Nurse Cioss, was in constant attendance, and the Misses Crofton gave 
invaluable assistance. Much interest was aroused, and the public 
meeting which was held in the Concert Hall on November iith 
was very largely attended. The chair was taken by Mr. G. C. Maberly, 
M.A., LL.B., and the speaker was Dr. Hadwen, who comi^letely quelled 
the disorderly element which threatened at first to wreck the meeting. 
Three drawing-room meetings, addressed by Miss Kidd, were held during 
the campaign, and were well attended. They were held respectively at 
Mrs. Criswick's, at Miss Bevan's, and at the shop, by invitation of Miss 
E. Crofton. Ac a meeting held in December the Committee and 
officers were duly elected. Miss Rose Crofton then withdrew from the 
position of Hon. Secretary, which she had occupied temporarily, the 
post being accepted by two ladies, to act jointly. It will be noted that 
the list of subscriptions which follows does not include the special dona- 
tions for the campaign, which were contributed direct to headquarters, 
in the report of which they will be found duly entered. 





LIST OF 


SI 




£ s. 


d. 


.\mott. Miss Annie 


... 2 


6 


Bartlett, Mrs. 




2 


6 


Bevan, Miss ... 




5 





Bowcher, Miss Carrie 




10 





Braby, Mrs. 




10 





Brook Smith, Mrs. ... 




2 


6 


Crofton, Miss M. ... 




10 


6 


Crofton, Miss R. ... 




10 


6 


Crofton, Miss E. 




2 


6 


Elliot, Miss Elsie ... 




2 


6 



SUBSCRIBERS. 

F" oyster. Miss G. B. 
Foyster, Miss W. R. 
Fynn, Mrs. 
Law, Miss E. Gladys 
Studdert, Mrs. F. Perceval 
Smith, F. J. B., Esq. 
Tysoe, Mrs. 

West, Miss Julia 

Williams, Mrs 



Total, being balance in hand^4 6 o 



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BRADFORD BRANCH. 

Hon. Treasurer. — Mrs. Pickles, 8, Victor Road, Manningham. 
Hon. Secretary. — Mrs. Rawson, 4, The Grove, Toller Lane, Manningham. 



Committee. 


Mrs. Fotheringham. 


Miss Drummond. 


Mrs. Denby. 


Mr. Musgrave. 


Mrs. Musgrave. 


Mr. Denby. 


Mrs. A. J. Dawson. 


Mr. Noble. 


Mrs. Woodford. 


Mr. Pearson. 


Miss Denby. 


Mr. Lambert. 


Miss Slater. 


Mr. Foster. 


Miss Leach. 


Rev. J. Woodford 


Miss Boothroyd. 


Rev. F. Crowther 


Miss Ward. 





REPORT. 

During the past year the Bradford Branch of the British Union for 
the Abolition of Vivisection has been engaged in steady propaganda 
work. 

In November of last year the Annual General Meeting was held in 
the Saloon of the Mechanics' Institute^ when Miss Kidd, Secretar}'- of 
the British Union, delivered an admirable address. 

On December 13th, Mr. Robert Denby, one of our members,, spoke 
on Anti- Vivisection at the Presbyterian Church, and on the 20th of 
the same month at Laisterdyke Congregational Church. On January 
1 2th, 1909, a very successful social evening was organised by Mrs. Pickles, 
in Somerset Parlour, and the results were very gratifjang. A collection 
was made among the friends present amounting to over ^5, and nine 
new members were enrolled. The money collected was used as a fund 
for outdoor lecturing, and Mr. J. H. Reed, of Leeds, was engaged for 
four evenings, July 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th, to speak on Anti-Vivisection. 
The meetings were held on the vacant ground at the bottom of Morley 
Street and were very well attended, Mr. Reed holding large audiences 
through two very wet evenings. 

On Monday, February 8th, another social evening was held in the 
Church Institute, at which a very instructive and interesting address was 
given by Mr. Fraser Hewes, of Nottingham. At the close of this meet- 
ing six new members were admitted. Mr. Hewes also came to Bradford 
on Sunday, April 25th, and gave two addresses on the same subject 
at the Labour Church. On Sunday afternoon, September 2&th, Mrs. 
Fotheringham addressed a large and interested audience at Park Side 
Methodist Chapel on the subject of Anti-Vi\dsection. She has also given 
other addresses in the same way. We are always glad to find an opening 
where a speaker can be receiA^ed, and any member who can help in 
this way is earnestly asked to do so. A circular letter has been sent to 
the clergy and ministers of Bradford, calling their attention to the 
evils of Vivisection and asking their help and co-operation in making 
people realise whait Vivisection really means. 

On the afternoon of Monday, October 25th, Mrs. Ward, of Fairfield 
House, very kindly gave a drawing-room meeting, as a result of which 



32 

two new members were added. Although our numbers increase slowly, 
still they do increase, and we are very hopeful for the future. We hope 
to do some amount of outdoor work during the coming year, and if 
each member will do his or her best to spread the principles of Anti- 
Vivisection we must, dn time, surely, remove this terrible blot on our 
country's legislation. 

J. A. RAWSON, 

Hon. Secretary. 
December 31st, 1909. 



LIST OF 


SI 




£ 


s. 


d. 


Ackroyd, Mrs. E 





I 





Ackroyd, Mr. 





I 





Ackroyd, Miss 





2 


6 


A Well Wisher 





2 


6 


Ambler, Miss 





2 


6 


Appleton, Mrs. T. C. 





I 





Beanland, Miss M. 





2 


6 


Beanland, Miss S 





I 





Beanland, Mr. J. ... 





I 





Beanland, Mr. M 





I 





Bell, Mr 





I 





Bernhard, Mrs. 





2 


6 


Bernhard, Mrs. W. 





2 





Boothroyd, Mr. 





I 





Boothroyd, Mrs 





2 


6 


Boothroyd, Miss E. 





2 





Bottomley, Mr 





2 





Catton, Mr. (for two years) 





2 





Charlton, Mrs 


f) 


1 





Crowther, Rev. F. and Mrs. 





2 





Dawson, Mrs. 





2 





"Tubby" 





I 





Denby, Mrs. 





2 


6 


Douglas Druminond, Esq., 








Ph.D., M.A 





1 





In Memory of a Motlier ... 





2 


G 


Denby, Miss 





2 





Dexter, Mr. 





2 


() 


Dexter, Miss 


f) 


2 


() 


Dixon, Miss 





2 


6 


Donation 





n 


6 


Easther, Mrs. 





2 





Easther, Miss E. C. 





I 





Edge, Mr. W 





2 


() 


Elgey, Mrs. 





2 


(, 


Farrar, Mrs. 





2 


() 


Farrar, Mrs. (Donation) ... 








6 


Field, Miss 





I 





Firth, Mrs 





I 





Forshaw, Mrs. 





2 


6 


Foster, Mr. Rennie J. 





- 





Fotheringham, Mrs. 





5 





Gill, Miss 





2 





Gill, Miss (Donation) 





2 


6 



SUBSCRIBERS. 

Greig, Rev. A. L. ... 
Griffiths, Mrs. 

Gush, Mr 

Harling, Mr. H. ... 
Harling, Miss G. ... 
Harling, Miss M. ... 
Harrison, Mrs. 
Hawkridge, Mrs. ... 
Heighten, Mrs. 
Helliwell, Mrs. 
Helliwell, Mrs. 
Helliwell, Miss 
Helliwell, Miss L. 

Hill, Mrs 

Holmes, Mr. L. 
Holmes, Miss R. A. 
Horner, Mr. 
Holloway, Mr. Gilbert 
Hoskyns, Miss Daisy 
Hoskyns, Mrs. 
Jackson, Mr. 
Jagger, Miss 
Jackson, Mrs. 
Jarratt, Miss 
Jones, Rev. Gresford 

Mrs. (Donation) ... 
Jefferson, Mrs. 
Jessop, Mrs. 
Lambert, Mr. S. V. 
Leach, Miss N. 
Lord, Mr. J. W. ... 
Lund, Mr. 
Lund, Mrs. ... 
Marlor, Mrs. 
Mee, Mrs. 
Mensforth, Mrs. 
Musgrave, Mr. 
Musgrave, Mrs. 
Noakes, Mrs. 

Noble, Mr 

Noble, Mrs. 
Ollerenshaw, Mrs. 
Padgett, Mr. F. 
Parker, Mrs. 



o 2 



E.. 



ind 



33 



Patchett, Miss 

Pawson, Mrs. 

Pearson, Mr. 

Pickles, Mr. 

Pickles, Mrs. 

Priestley, Rev. W. (Dona- 
tion) 

Priestman, Mrs. A. 

Rawlinson, Mrs. 

Rawson, Mrs. (for 
years) 

Rawstron, Mrs. 

Richardson, Mr. S. 

Richardson, Miss 

Saville, Mr. A. 

Saville, Mr. H. 

Schofield, Mrs. 

.Schollick, Miss 

Shapcott, Miss A. ... 

.Shackleton, Mrs. ... 

Shaw, Mr. J. 

Slater, Mr 



£ 


s. 


d. 






£ 


c. 


d. 


... 


I 





. Slater, Miss ... 




o 


I 





... 


I 


o 


Smith, Miss L. 







2 


6 


... 


2 


6 


Smith, Miss ... 







2 


6 


... o 


2 


6 


Teale, Mr 







2 


6 


... o 


2 


6 


Tempest, Mr. 







5 





)na- 






Tempest, Mrs. 




o 


2 


6 


... 


2 





Udale, Miss 




o 


2 


6 


... 


2 


6 


Varley, Mrs 




o 


I 


o 


... o 


I 





Walker, Mrs. G. .. 







I 


o 


two 






Walker, Mrs. R. .. 




o 


2 


6 


... 


5 





Ward, Mrs. ... 




o 


2 


6 


... o 


2 


6 


Ward, Miss 







2 


6 


... 


2 


6 


Waterhouse, Miss .. 







2 


6 


... o 


2 


6 


Wilcock, Mrs. 







I 





... 


2 


6 


Wilkinson, Mrs. 







I 





... o 


I 





Wilson, Mr. J. .. 







10 


6 


... 


2 


6 


Wolstenholme, Miss 


(Dona- 








... 


2 


6 


tion) 




o 


I 


6 


... o 


I 





Wolstenholme, Miss 




o 


2 


6 


... 


1 





Willis, Miss 







2 


6 


... o 


2 


6 


Wrathall, Mrs. 




o 


2 


6 


o 


I 





Wrathall, Mr. 




o 


2 


6 



BALANCE 

Income and Expenditure Account for the 
Inxome. 

£ s. d. 



SHEET. 

fourteen months ending Dec. 31, iqoq. 

Expenditure. 

;^ s. d. /: s. d. 



By Subscriptions 13 


17 





To Affiliation Fee 


1 


I 







,, Donations ... ... 


9 


6^ 


,, Half proceeds 










,, Collection at .Annual 






of Sale at 










Meeting 


13 


si 


Mrs. Noble's 










,, Collection at Public 






(sent as do- 










Meeting, Nov. 18 ... i 


3 


8 


nation to 










,, Collection at Mr. and 






London) 


I 


10 







Mrs. Noble's Tea ... i 


7 





,, Printing 


6 


16 


9 




,, Collection at .Social ... i 


2 





,, Advertising ... 


I 


18 







,, Proceeds of Sale at 






,, Rent of Hall 










Mrs. Noble's (goods 






for Lectures 


2 


5 







sent from London) ... 3 








,, Doorkeeper . 








6 




., Sale of Cakes at Social 


6 


I 


,, Lecturers' Ex- 










,, Bank Interest ... ... 


n 


2 


penses 
,, Postage of 
"Abolitionists" 
,, Stationery and 




I 


5 
15 



6 










Postages 


2 


19 


10 










,, Refreshments 
















at Socials 


I 


I 


8 


3 














— 19 13 








,, Surplus on 
















Year's Work 






2 5 


8 


£^^ 


18 


II 


£21 18 


II 



34 

BALANCE SHEET, December 31, 1909. 





£ 


s. d. 


£ 


s. 


d. 


£ s. d. 


'0 Subscriptions 












By Cash at York- 


paid in advance 









10 





shire Penny Bank 


Income and Expenc 


iture 








Cash in hand : — 


Account : — 












Treasurer ... 12 6 


Accumulated 












Secretary ... 6 9 


surplus at 
Oct. 31, 1908 














I 


5 10 










Late subscrip- 














tions 





6 6 










Add surplus, 














1909 


2 


5 8 




18 












3 








£ s. d. 

3 8 9 



19 3 



;^4 8 o i 
OPEN-AIR CAMPAIGN, July 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1909. 



£a 8 



Income. 
Donations and amount col- 
lected at Social (less 
9s. lo^d. for room, etc., 
Jan. 13, 1909 



£ 



5 5 



Expenditure. ;^ s. 

Lecturer ... ... ... 4 4 

Printing, Advertising, Post- 
ages, etc. ... ... ... I 12 



£5 16 3 



Certified correct as shown by the Books of Account. 

John Pearson, Accountant and Auditor, 
February 5, 1910. 23, Bank Street, Bradford. 



BRISTOL AND SOMERSET FRIENDS ANTI-VIVISECTION 

COMMITTEE. 

(.Affiliated to the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection.) 

Treasurer.- — F. C. Hunt. 

Hon. Secretary. — Lorna H. Milner, 44, Berkeley Road, Bishopston, Bristol. 

REPORT. 

Five Committees have been held during the year. 

We are glad to report that M. Kathleen Brown, A. Barratt Brown, 
Sarah B. Clark, Lorna H. Milner, and Ronald F. Theobald have joined 
our Committee. 

It is with regret that we have to record the death of Gulielma Milner, 
v.'ho has served on our Committee for many years. 

A copy of our last Report, with literature, has been sent to each 
household of Friends in our Quarterly Meeting. Several open-air 
meetings have been held in Bristol during the summer addressed by 
T. A. Williams and others, w*hich, we believe, influenced a good 
number. A good deal of literature was distributed at these meetings. 

A meeting was held at the Friends' Meeting House, Bath, on 
November i8th, when Beatrice E. Kidd, Secretary of the British Union 
for the Abolition of Vivisection, was the chief speaker. The meeting 
was well reported in the Press. 

We shall be glad if Friends desirmg information on the subject of 
Vivisection will apply to our Hon. Secretary for literature. 

For the Committee, 

L. H. MILNER. 



35 



Ansell, Mary A. 

Bryan, Denis 

Catford, Dora 

Clark, VV. S. and H. P. B. 

Colman, VV. J. and L. 

Fox, Joseph H. 

Fryer, Ann E. 

F"ox, H. Frederick 

Gales, Mildred 

Hands, Ellen 

Hill, Lita ... 

Hunt, Frederick C 

Hunt, Jasper C. 

Hunt, Leonard P. 

Lury, Margaret M. 



LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 

;^S. d 

Marriott, Ellen 
Anonymous, per E. Marriott 
Priestman, Mary 
Price, Mary and M. N 
Raymond, Augusta J 
Rutter, Clarence E 
Sturge, Margaret R. F 
Tanner, Mary A 
Smart, Edwin 
Theobald, Josephine 
Theobald, Edith M. 
Theobald, Ronald F. 
Miller, W. F. and M. M 
(Donation) 



£ 









5 





I 


o 


2 


6 


O 


o 


2 


6 



2 6 



1909 Receipts. 

.Subscriptions and donations 9 
Collecti.on at a meeting ... o 
Contribution to lecturer's ex- 
penses ... ... ... 

Balance due to treasurer 
(Dec. 31) ... ... o 



BALAN 

9 



CE SHEET. 

d. ; 1909 Payments 

o I Balance due to treasurer 

6 j (Jan. i) 

t Lecturer's expenses 
o ' Literature 

Printing 

Postages 

Advertising 



£^0 7 



£9 9 





£s. 


d. 


... I 18 


3 


... 2 12 





... I 8 


2 


... 2 8 


6 


... I 17 


6 


... 3 


6 



F. C. 



-^10 7 II 
Hunt, Hon. Treasurer. 



BRISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND BRANCH, 

President. — Joseph Storrs Fry, Esq. 
Vice-Presidents. 

Mrs. Pigou. 



Miss Edith Carrington. 
Colonel Coates, J. P. 
Sir Matthew Dodsworth, Bart. 
Mrs. Garnett. 
The Rev. George Jarman. 
The Very Rev. Francis Pigou, D.D. 
Dean of Bristol. 

Hon. Secretary 
Hon. Treasurer. — R. 



Miss Priestman. 

The Rev. Thomas Rippon. 

Mrs. Charles Spencer. 

The Ven. Archdeacon of Bristol. 

The Rev. H. Arnold Thomas, M.A. 



Offices 

Executive 
Miss L. Clark. 
Mrs. VV. C. H. Cross. 
Lady Dodsworth. 
Miss E. F. Evans. 
Mrs. Henry Fedden. 
Miss Garnett. 
Walter R. Hadwen, Esq., J. P., M.D., 

M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.S.A., etc. 
Mrs. Walter Jones. 
Edward Meade-King, Esq. 
Mrs. Edward Meade-King. 
R. A. Milner, Esq. 

Bankers. — Messrs. Stuckev and Co. 



— Mrs. Roscoe. 
VV. Martindale, Esq. 
Secretary. — Miss F. I. Baker. 
Bank Chambers, 23, Regent Street, Clifton. 
Committee. 

Rev. Bertram J. Morday. 

Miss E. S. Morgan. 

Mrs. Nicholetts. 

Miss Nicholetts. 

Mrs. Ridge. 

Mrs. Harris Stratton. 

\^rs. Swann. 

Miss C. Tanner. 

Rev. John Verschoyle, M.A 

Mrs. Waller. 

Miss VVestlake. 

W. A. Woodley, Esq. 
Ltd., Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol. 



36 

The Committee of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection 
having expressed the wish that the financial year of all its Branches 
should in future commence on January ist, instead as hitherto on May 
I St, your Committee readily agreed to the change, but the Bristol and 
West of England Branch has therefore only eight months' work to 
chronicle in this Report. The subscription list also appears smaller 
than usual, as the greater number of subscriptions are received in the 
early part of the year. 

Since May ist a good deal of solid work has been done — 19 meetings 
having been held, including one at the Ladies' Club and one at the 
Hamilton Rooms (kindly lent for the occasion by our good friend Mr. 
Wm. Brown). Both these meetings were addressed by Mr. Gerald C. 
Maberly, M.A., LL.B., who kindly came to Bristol for the purpose, 
, and to whom our very grateful thanks are due. Later in the year Mrs. 
Edward Meade-King gave a drawing-room meeting, which was well 
attended. ]N.Ir. Meade-King presided, and Mrs. Charles Spencer and 
Miss Kidd gave addresses. Besides these meetings, assistance was given 
at the Westbur}' Debating Club, when a debate was held on Vivisection, 
which was ably conducted by Mr. AL H. Pugh. No vote was taken, but 
several points were raised which were replied to by Miss E. S. Morgan, 
Mr. F. C. Hunt and your Secretary. Owing to the generosity of one 
of our members, the Committee were enabled to engage the services of 
Mr. T. A. Williams for four months; two of these have elapsed, and 
several meetings have been held at clubs, discussion classes, etc. Mr. 
Williams has a forcible way of speaking to the working classes, and 
the Committee feel that this has been a useful piece of work. Thanks 
to the same generous donor, the Committee have been enabled to carry 
out a long-felt want, that of presenting cases for the " Abolitionist " to 
the Free Libraries. The Journal thus occupies a more important place 
on the tables than formerly ; 276 copies of the " Abolitionist " are issued 
monthly by this Branch, and the Committee would gladly send a free 
copy to anyone who would ensure its acceptance at any library, hotel 
or club. 

In September a stall was taken at the Dog Show at the Drill Hall : 
it was decorated with posters and pictures and attracted much attention, 
and the Committee are inclined to renew the venture again this year. 
The banner, another ouicome of Mrs. Haigh's generosity, was a great 
feature, and will prove a valuable possession. 

The Local Government Board having been asked to sanction the 
supply of Anti-toxin at Keynsham at the ratepayers' expense, this Com- 
mittee took the matter up. Dr. Hadwen wrote to the President of the 
Local Government Board, each member of the Keynsham District 
Council was appealed to, many of the inhabitants received personal 
visits from your Secretary, Miss Kidd came from London and Mr. 
Williams from Brighton to speak at a Protest Meeting, and, finally, the 
scheme was abandoned and the ratepayers spared an unwarranted 
expense. 

The biggest undertaking that has taken place during the year is 
that of obtaining a " Census of Opinion " from all the citizens of 
Bristol. The whole of Bristol and Clifton has been mapped out in 
districts, and by degrees each one will be systematically worked. Thus 
far, only one has been canvassed, but in that one alone over 500 names 



37 

have been obtained of those in entire sympathy with the vdews of thi; 
Society; but the undertaking is a large one, and unless more help i: 
forthcoming in distributing and calling again for the papers, or in filling 
in the forms that are circulated, or in addressing envelopes, the matter 
will take a year or two to accomplish. 

In July the World League for the Protection of Animals from Vivi- 
section met in London, and this Branch was represented by Mrs. Roscoe 
and your Secretary. The proceedings commenced with a Reception at 
the Caxton Hall, and terminated, after a week of morning, afternoon, 
and evening meetings, with a huge demonstration, which assembled in 
Hyde Park and marched to Trafalgar Square, where from the base of 
the Nelson Column speeches were delivered by both English and Foreign 
Delegates to the vast crowd beneath. Those who were present through- 
out the week could not help feeling that the gathering together of so 
many earnest workers from many countries could not but be a help 
and stimulus to the cause. 

As is the custom, an appeal was sent to the Clergy and Ministers in 
the immediate neighbourhood of Bristol, asking for a sermon on Animal 
Sunday (the Fourth Sunday after Trinity). The response was not quite 
as good as the Committee could have wished, but there was cause for 
congratulation, for those who did respond preached excellent sermons. 

The late Mrs. Alfred Brittan's legacy of /500 having been handed 
to the Treasurer by her executors, the Committee felt it advisable to 
appoint Trustees to deal with its investment, together with that of the 
late Miss Caroline Goldimid's. Mrs. Roscoe, Mr. Henrj' Fedden, and 
Mr. Edward Meade-King kindly consented to act, and the two legacies 
were invested in South-Eastern Debenture Railway Stock. 

The Committee greatly regret the irreparable loss this Branch has 
sustained by the death of Mrs. Charles Thomas. Her generous annual 
contribution of £;^o causes a serious financial difficulty, and much anxiety 
is felt as to how the loss can be made up ; it is hoped, therefore, that 
each member will endeavour to obtain a new subscriber, or failing that, 
will double his or her subscriptions. Later in the year a Jumble Sale 
will be held, contributions for which are earnestly solicited — clothes or 
household goods can be sent to this office at any time, as there is ample 
room for storing. By way of assisting the funds to a small extent, a 
member of the Committee, Mrs. Harris Stratton promises an Enter- 
tainment at the All Saints' Hall at Christmas, and anyone who will 
undertake to sell tickets will be helping on the cause. 

The thanks of the Committee are due to Mrs. Herbert Philips for her 
generous gift of "Facts and Statistics," to Mrs. Roscoe for 1,000 copies 
of "Controversy in a Nutshell," and to the Order of the Cross for a 
handsome gift of pamphlets entitled "Why I Condemn Vivisection," by 
Robert H. Perks, F.R.C.S. Mrs. Cunningham, always a 'sincere friend 
of the cause, has from time to time held Prayer Meetings at the Clifton 
Spa, where she is at present living, and the Committee feel sure that 
they voice her wishes in saying that she would be pleased to send invita- 
tions to those who would like to attend. 

As the year closes the Committee are asking the various Candidates 
for the Parliamentary Election to support the Bill for the Abolition of 
Vivisection, for there is indeed need of a strong representation in the 
House of Commons, for according to the latest published Government 



38 

Returns 88,634 experiments were performed during igoS, which would 
cause us to lose heart were it not that there is also a large increase of 
those working against the "abominable sin of Vivisection." 



10 



SUBSCRIPTIONS 

£ s. d. 

Atkins, Miss ... o 2 o 

Anon, (per Miss Barretti) 

(don.) o 10 o 

Anonymous (don.) ... ... 113 

Anonymous (don.) ... ...070 

Baker, Miss Vi 026 

Beck, Mrs 050 

Bendell, Miss ... ... o 2 6 

Board, Miss ... ... ... o i o 

Bobbett, Mrs. A o 2 6 

Burrows, Mrs. ... ... o 5 o 

Capel, Rev. Canon ... ... o 5 o 

Champion Mrs. J. Kenrick 050 

Colville, Miss ... ... o 5 o 

Contribution (per the Secre- 
tary) (don.) ... ... I I o 

Courtney, Mrs. ... ... o 5 o 

Derrick, Mr. (don.) ...026 

Donation ... ... ... o 8 o 

Douglas, Mrs. Keith ... o 

Duffett, Miss o 

Evans, Mrs. (Birmingham) o 

Ford, Miss ... ... ... o 

Fowden, Miss ... ... o 

Friend, A (per Miss Withers) o 

Garton, Miss ... ... o 

Gillard, Miss H 2 

Haigh, Mrs. (don.) ...100 

Hicks, Mrs o 2 6 

Hunt, Mr. Octavius ... o 5 o 

Hunt, Miss Agnes ... ... o i o 

Hunt, Miss Violet 010 

Leighton, Mrs. ... ... o 2 6 

Leonard, Miss Kate ... o 5 o 

Lewis, Miss ... ... ... o 10 6 

Lock, Miss C. W 010 

Lock, Miss G. ... ...010 

Lock, Miss M. 010 

Long, Miss Amy ... ... o 5 o 

Long, Miss ... ... ...050 



6 
6 
6 
6 
o 
6 
6 
o o 

f) o 



AND DONATIONS. 

MacLaughlin, Mrs. ... 
Marlindale, Mr. R. W. ... 
Marlindale, Miss M. 
McQueen, Mr. J. R. 
McMullen, Miss 

M. D. 

Meade-King, Mr. Edward ... 
Meade-King, Mrs. ... 

M. E. H 

Mills, Mrs 

Nicholetts, Mrs. (don.) 
Norgrove, Mrs. 
Norgrove, Miss 
Norton, Miss E. M. 
Parker, Mr. ... 
Parker, Mrs. S. H. 

Peach, Rev. C. W 

Prescott, Mr. A. W. 
Roscoe, Miss 
Stewart, Miss Helen 
Shaddick, Mrs. 
Summers, Miss 
Thompson, Mr. C. E. (don.) 
Townsend, Miss Lucy 
Walker, Mrs. (5s. and 2s. 

9d.) 

Walker, Mrs. (3s. 2d. and 

3s.) (don.) ... 
Whitear, Miss 
Williams, Mr. 
Williams, Miss 
Willis, Mrs. ... 
Wilson, Rev. C. P. 
Withers, Miss 
Woodcock, Miss W 



£ 

o 



d. 
6 



o 10 o 

050 
050 

026 
026 
026 
026 
010 
026 
026 
050 
026 
300 



7 9 



^20 12 9 
Total of donations ...^104 3 5 



CAPITAL ACCOUNT. 



To Balance carried down;;£j649 17 o 



By South Eastern Railway 
^^480 5 % Debenture 
.Stock at 134 and ex- 
penses ... 649 17 o 



By Balance brought down;^649 17 o 

.■\udited and found correct, 

J. Edward Grace, F.C.A. 
Bristol, January 20, 1910. 



39 



BALANCE-SHEET for the Eight Months 
Receipts. 

y; s. d. ;^ s. d 



To Balances 

brought for- 
ward from 
last Account, 
viz : — 

St u ckey's 
Banking Co., 
Ltd., Deposit 
Account (in- 
cluding 
terest) 

Current 
count 

Cash in 



In- 



Ac- 



276 8 II 



hand 

Subscriptions 

Donations ... 

Collections ... 

Interest on 
Deposit Ac- 
count 

Legacy under 
Will of Mrs. 
Brittain, de- 
ceased, free 
of duty 



26 

5 



inded Dec. 31, 
Payments. 



1909 

d 



7 II 



307 19 
20 12 
104 3 



8 17 



;^943 10 II 



and 
Ex- 



By Salaries 
,, Rent 
Office 
penses 
,, Printing and 
Stationery ... 
,, Literature and 
"Abo lition- 
ist " (less 

sales) 
,, Postages 
,, Advertising, 
Travel ling 
and Expenses 
of Meetings, 
etc. 
,, Purchase of 
^^480 South 
Eastern Rail- 
way 5 % De- 
bentures, at 
134 and ex- 
penses 
,, Balances car- 
ried forward, 
viz. : — 
Stuck ey's 
B a n k i ng 
Co., Ltd., 
Deposit Ac- 
count (in- 
cluding In- 
terest 
Current Ac- 
count 
Cash in hand 



£ s. d. 

75 13 4 

30 18 II 



17 

8 



26 6 2 



649 17 



29 8 
o 10 



115 



^943 10 II 



BURY ST. EDMUND'S BRANCH. 

President. — Sir James Malcolm, Bart. 
Co7nmittee. 
Mr. C. W. Clements. i Mr. Watson. 

Mrs. C. W. Clement*. Mrs. Cocksedge. 

Mr. Walter King. Miss Maud Gross. 

Mr. Charles Herbert. 

Treasurer. — Mr. Ridley Hooper, J. P. 
Hon. Secretary. — Mr. Alfred Strickland, 74, Risbygate Street, Bury St. 

Edmund's. 

REPORT. 

This Branch was formed last year through the generosity of the Hon. 
Pauline Cranstoun. It has made steady progress, and in addition to the 



40 



opening public meetings, which were addressed by Dr. Hadwen, a further 
meeting was held on March 12th at the Athenaeum Hall. J. Ridley 
Hooper, Esq., J. P., was in the chair, and the speakers were H. Baillie- 
Weaver, Esq., LL.B., and Miss Kidd. Nurse Cross has visited the 
Branch twice during the year, and has greatly encouraged the local 
workers. 

BALANCE SHEET. 

Expenditure. 



Subscriptions 
tions 



Receipts. 
and Dona- 



£ s. d. 



5 4 3 



;«^5 4 3 



Paul and Mathew — printing 





II 


6 


Crook — posting 





3 


6 


Ashfield — ditto 





5 


6 


Athenaeum Room 





s 





Bury Free Press — advertis- 








ing 


I 


4 


6 


Bury Post — ditto. 





5 





Balance in hand 


2 


9 


3 



;^5 4 3 



CARDIFF AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

President. — The Countess of Plymouth. 

Vice-President. — The Marchioness of Bute. 

Committee. 



Rev. Canon Bucklev 
Rev. S. Williams 
Rev. Armstrong. 
Mr. Ridgeway 

Hon. Treasurer.- 



-Miss Beavan, 



Mr. Parsons 
Miss Saddler 
Miss A. Saddler 
Mrs. Bush 
I, Balaclava Road, 



Roath. 



Hon. Secretary. — Arthur Loveridge, Kilternan, Llandaff. 

REPORT. 

We are glad to be able to state that aft last there has been formed 
at Cardiff a Branch of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, 
a Branch which will, we hope, take a firm stand for the Abolition prin- 
ciple, and help to create a healthy public opinion which some day must 
sweep from our laboratories a practice neither humane nor scientific, as 
judged by its results. 

Origin of the Branch. 

Perhaps at the outset it might not be out of place to say a few words 
about the origin of this Branch. Your Hon. Secretary', having become 
interested in the Anti-Vivisection movement, read much of the literature 
of both the National Anti-Vivisection Society and the British Union, 
and was led to correspond with the officials at the head offices, and finally 
arrived at the conclusion that the policy of the British Union was by far 
the saner and more rational. Ha^dng been put into touch with Mr. 
Hewes, the Hon. Secretary of the Nottingham Branch, it was arranged 
that he should come down to Cardiff. 

Mr. Hewes Speaks at Cardiff. 

It is therefore to Mr. Eraser Hewes that we are primarily indebted 

for the formation of the Branch, as, with his characteristic zeal for the 

Cause, he jcurneyed down from Nottingham to address a public meeting 

here (at Cardiff) in the hall of the Young Women's Christian Association 



41 

oii' February 24th, igog. At this lecture the support of several was 
obtained in the event of the formatiion of a Branch. The Countess of 
Plyrriiouth graciously granted her supjx)rt to this new venture, whilst the 
Marchioness of Bute kindly consented to accept the Vice-Presidency. 

A Shop Campaign. 
It was hoped that a shop might be taken in one of the principal 
streets as a centre for the distribution of literature and for obtaindng 
signatures to a petition ; owing to the high rentals obtaining in our 
principal thoroughfares this idea had to be abandoned. However, Nurse 
Cross came down and rendered great help in getting new supporters and 
organising a meeting on the 27th of May, which 

Dr. Walter R. Hadwen Addressed. 

W.e were somewhat disappointed at the poor attendance, however, 
the aiidierice being estimated at 300 persons The Chairman, in opening 
the rneeting, read a telegram from the Countess of Plymouth expressing 
regret at her inability to be present. The great interest aroused was 
shown by the hearty applause at the close. On October 27th a debate 
took place in the schoolroom of Tredegarville Baptist Church. Proposed 
by your Hon. Secretary, "That Vivisection be Abolished," and ably 
opposed by a medical student, Mr. Ernest Griffiths. The meeting was 
presided over by Dr. Cornelius Griffiths. No votes were taken at the 
close, the Chairman giving it as his reason that several had left who 
might have wished to register their votes. 

Correspondence between your Hon. Secretary and that of the Debat- 
ing Society of the Cardiff Intermediate School (for boys) resulted in 
another 

Debate on November 2gTH 
between Mr. Joelson and your Hon. Secretary. The usual stock-in-trade 
of the Research Defence Society were brought forward — diphtheria 
antitoxin, Malta fever, circulation of the blood, the nerves, secretions of 
the stomach, typhoid, yellow fever, anti-meningitis serum, etc., etc. 

Miss Beatrice Kidd 
came down on December 8th and delivered a most interesting lecture at 
the Young Men's Christian Associajtion. The chair was taken by the 
Rev. H. Williams, Rector of Canton. Miss Kidd's address was illus- 
trated by lantern slides, showing the portraits of many eminent anti- 
vivisectionists, and also illustrations of operations and instruments taken 
from the text-books of experimental physiologists. We greatly regretted 
that so few of our own members were present at this meeting. 

Council Meeting. 

At a meeting of the Ciommittee on June 6th, your Hon. Secretary 
was elected to represent the Branch on the Council, composed of repre- 
sentatives of all the Branches, which holds its meetings annually in 
London. We are indebted to the Parent Society for paying expenses 
this year. 

The "Abolitionist." 

All subscribers of half-a-crown or more (no limit being placed in 
this direction) receive the "Abolitionist" every month. All those in- 
terested in the cause, will find this journal delightful reading, and most 
necessary to keep in touch with what the vivisectors are doing, and 
supplying with new arguments thpse who take part in the controversy. 



42 



A large number of copies of this paper, with quantities of other litera- 
ture, have been distributed at the close of all meetings. Copies of the 
" Contemiporary Review " for August and November, containing Dr. 
Hadwen's excellent articles on tihe cause of Malta fever, were sent to 
eight leading medical men in this. city. 

Quite a number of letters have been sent to the local Press, and 
Anti-Vivisection has thus been constantly brought before the public 
eye. The candidates were interrogated before the General Election. 

Apathy of the Public. 
The acquisition of members is no easy task in view of the poverty 
with which one is confronted on every hand, and which so often forms 
the excuse for refusal — the season ticket for the theatre and the roller 
rink being regarded by some people as of much greater importance than 
membership of a society which is doing a work with which they express 
themselves in sympathy. May we suggest a little self-denial on the part 
of the friendly public, and more zeal on the part of the members in 
co-operating in the work of enrolling others — a work which now falls 
mainly on your Hon. Siecretary ? If every member will, during the 
coming year, procure one more, and the process be repeated, in four 
years our force will reach 800. Let each get another to join him in the 
fight against this system of legalised cruelty. Those who will kindly 
arrange for debates or lectures at their churches, chapel institutes, or 
at any social gathering, will render good service. On communication 
with your Hon. Secretary a speaker will be forthcoming. 

LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS, 
d 



£ 



Adams, Miss 


.. 


Anning, Mr. Richard 


.. 


.\ndrews, Miss D. 


.. 


Armstrong, Rev. 


... 


Beavan, Miss R. ... 


.. 


Bush, Mrs. (donation) 


... 


Davies, Mrs. 


... 


Edwards, Principal 


... 


Farthing, Mr. F. ... 


... 


Houghton, Mrs. 


... 


Leak, Mr. 


... 


Loveridge, Mr. 


... 


Loveridge, Mrs. 


... 


Loveridge, Mr. Arthur 


... 


Loveridge, Miss M. 


... 


Lundie, Mr. 


... 




BA 


Receipts. 






£ 


Subscriptions 


... 4 



2 6 

2 6 

2 6 

10 6 

2 6 

2 6 

5 o 

2 6 

2 6 

2 6 

3 o 
2 6 
2 6 
2 6 



Lundie, Mrs. 

Minifie, Mrs 

Moulds, Miss 
Oxley, Mrs. 

Page, Mr 

Quinlan, Mr. G. 
Ridgeway, Mr. 
Roberts, Prof. T. W. 
Roberts, Mrs. T. W. 
Saddler, Mr. A. ... 
Saddler, Miss G. ... 
Smith, Mrs. R. 
Walters, Mrs. 
Wheeler, Mr. R. L. 



^s. 



£^ 13 



BALANCE SHEET. 



Donations 

Collections at Lectures and 
Sale of Pamphlets 

Remittance of delegate's 
expenses from head- 
quarters 



£b 9 I 



Expenditure. 



Rent of Halls 

Expenses of meetings 
(lantern, etc.) 
Delegate's expenses 
Printing and Stationery... 
Advertising 

Postages 

Cash in hand 



JL s, 
I 17 

15 

1 5 
o IS 
o 8 
o 10 
o 17 

£(> 9 



9^ 



DARLINGTON BRANCH. 

President. — Mrs. Kitchin, 'I'he Deanery, Durham. 
Hon. Treasurer. — Alexander Woodward, Esq., CoUvyn, Darlington. 
Hon. Auditor. — Frederic Clark, Esq., Summerhill, Darlington. 
Hon. Secretary. — .Miss .A. A. i.ucas, Fieldhead, Darlington. 
Coniniittee. 
Mrs. -Avton. Mr. .\vton. 



-Mrs. Dennes. 

Mrs. Chas. Leach. 

Mrs. Logan. 

Miss G. Wheeler. 

Mrs. Herbert Wood. 



Rev. S. S. Brettell, M.A. 

Rev. Father Graham. 

Mr. Peer. 

Mr. E. Rus>ell .Sandors. 

Mr. Simpson. 

Mr. 'I'urner. 



THIRD ANNUAL REPORT, 1909. 
Owing to the decision of the General Council of the British Union 
each Branch of the Parent Society is to close its financial year on 
December 31 of each year; so that this report of our work covers a 
period of only eight months ; and (in some instances) members have 
been good enough to give two subscriptions during the last twelve 
months, so as to make the list of members complete. Of course this 
will not again be required, as each year's balance-sheet will in future 
extend from January to December. 

It may be well to mention, for the benefit of new recruits, that the 
Darlington Branch of the British Union was formed in April, 1907. 
after a lecture by the Rev. Philijj H. Wicksteed, M.A.. in the Temper- 
ance Institute, on the subject of "Vivisection, and the Relations of .Man 
to the Lower Animals.'' At the end of two years the membershi]) 
numbered 116, and the subscriptions amounted to over ;^io. The list 
of members now includes 139 names, 32 having been enrolled since 
May last, while those who have fallen out of the ranks (chiefly through 
removal from the town) number only g. The subscriptions for the 
last eight months amount to over ^ij- Though the advance has not 
been very considerable, it has been steady; and we have, therefore, 
reason to congratulate ourselves all round. 

The '■ British Union ' (the Parent Society, founded by the revered 
Frances Power Cobbe) is a large and important Association, receiving 
and spending annually considerable sums of money (over ;£i,500 during 
the last financial year) ; and having connected with it over 30 Branches. 
Its Hon. Sec, W. R. Hadwen. Esq., M.D.. J. P. — though a busy medical 
man, and a Justice of the Peace for the town of Gloucester — gives 
unsparingly of his time and energy to the cause for which this Associa- 
tion stands ; and pioneer-workers hold his name in honour because of 
his splendid championship of A-arious unpopular causes. To the 
Annual Business Meeting of the British Union each affiliated Society 
may send its own delegate, and in this way take its due share in the 
management of affairs ; and so the varATng needs of the different 
Branches can be brought forward and considered. 

The Borough Member. In June last it was decided by your Com.- 
mittee that the Liberal Candidate for Darlington (Mr. I. T. T. Lincoln) 
should be asked whether — should he be returned as the Member for the 
Borough — he would be prepared to give his support to any Bill 
advocating the Total Abolition of \'ivi3ection. After some consideration 
Mr. Lincoln was able to give a definite answer, to the effect that he 
would certainly support suoh a Bill, if returned to Parliament. On this 
question the late Unionist Member, -Mr. Pike Pease, has never felt 
himself able to give an assurance of support. 

LlTER-ATURE. In addition to the Annual Report for iQoS, a copy 
of the pamphlet ''Views of ^len and Women of Note on the Vivisccticn 



Question" was sent to each family connected witii this Branch in May, 
1909: each clergyman and minister in the town has also received a 
copy of this v€ry excellent pamphlet. 

To ten well-known residents of Darlington (nine of these being 
Medical Men) a member of your Committee presented a copy of the 
August "Contemporary Review," in which was published Dr. Hadwen's 
splendid exposure of the goats' milk theory of the so-called " Malta " 
Fever. 

Also to 24 doctors was given a copy of the ''Abolitionist," containing 
the interesting account (by Dr. Hadwen) of the late Dr. Charles Bell 
1 aylor, of Nottingham — the uncompromising opponent of Vivisection, 
and an oculist of great distinction. 

The Poor Law Guardians and the Head Teachers of the Elementary 
Schools have each received leaflets from your Committee. 

Acting on the suggestion of the devoted Secretary of the British 
Union — Miss Beatrice Kidd — the Committee decided to purchase 50 
copies of the "Abolitionist" (the vigorous organ of the movement) each 
month : subscribers of 2s. 6d. to the funds of this branch receive a 
copy of each issue. A copy has been regularly sent to the Free Library, 
and latterly also to the Reading Room of the Temperance Institute, 
and the Young Men's Christian Association. 

To Mrs. Philips, of I-eamington, the thanks of this Society are given 
lor the copies of her valuable pamphlets, "Facts about Vivisection." 

Some months ago it was suggested that pamphlets might be placed 
for sale at various booksellers' shops in the town ; and six of the leading 
tradesmen very willingly acceded to the request on mutually ad- 
vantageous terms. It is yet rather early to judge the results ; but it 
does not seem easy to induce people to buy Anti-Vivisection literature. 

Public Mketing. On October 14th, in the ]\Iechanics' Hal!, Dr. 
Cameron, of the Battersea Anti-Vivisection Hospital, lectured to a 
thoroughly interested and appreciative audience on the subject of 
■'\'ivisection is it justifiable?" Principal Spafford, M.A., presided 
over the meeting, at the close of which a Resolution condemning the 
practice was carried unanimously. Copies were sent to the Prime 
Minister, the Home Secretary and Mr. Pike Pease, M.P. for Darlington. 
Nurse Cross, the official organiser for the "British Union," travelled 
from Harrogate, and Mr. Rodenhurst, the Hon. Sec. of the Newcastle 
Branch, came from Newcastle, in order to attend the meeting. The 
"North Eastern Gazette" in its report stated that "judging from the 
large and rejjresentative gathering assembled it is very evident there 
are in Darlington manv who oppose Vivisection." To Dr. Cameron, 
for his great kindness in having journeyed from London on behalf of 
this Society, and for his able and interesting address, we owe a deep 
debt of gratitude. Excellent reports of the lecture appeared in several 
newspapers — notably in the "Northern Echo "-^to whose Editors this 
Society feels, on this account, greatly indebted. 

Letter.s. During the autumn twenty-six letters were sent to various 
well-known people of the town and neighbourhood, asking them to 
consider the question of \'ivisection, and, if opponents of the practice, 
to join the local Society. As the result of this appeal the Rev. Canon 
Hutchinson, Sir Edward Walker, Mr. Lincoln, M.P., and five others 
are now on the roll of membership. 

At the time of the Municipal Elections the Secretary, on behalf of 
your Committee, wrote to three of the candidates for the Town Council 
fthe fourth candidate being already a member of the D.A.V.S.), drawing 
their attention to the subject of Vivisection, and enclosing pamphlets 
respecting the practice. 

SOCI.A.L G.'XTHERING. On the evening of December 7th at the Tem- 
jierance Institute, a Social Gathering was held, at which short speeches 



were deli\-ered by the Rev, Father Graham, Mr. Woodwaifl^ Mr. Russell 
Sanders and Mr. Lincoln (now M.P. for Darlington). Mrs. Herbert Wood 
presided on the occasion : songs, music and refreshments gave pleasant 
variety, and votes of thanks closed an interesting and instructive meeting. 

A Discussion on Vivisection. In connection with a Literary 
Society at Ferryhiil, the Rev. S. S. Brettell, M.A.^ has consented to 
give an address on this subject in the month of March. 

"Priests of Progress." The Free Libraiy acceded to the request 
of the Committee to place the excellent Anti-Vivisection Novel by 
•• George Colmore " upon its shelves : the book is very heartily recom- 
mended to al] readers as able to excite the liveliest interest in the char- 
acters so vividly portrayed in its pages. 

To the "British Union," its Hon. Sec, Dr. Hadwen, and its Secre- 
tary Miss Beatrice Kidd, this Branch desires to express its warmest 
ihanks for interest taken in its affairs. 

If the members of this Society will try to enlist new recruits we 
shall presently become a force to reckon with in Municipal and Parlia- 
mentary affairs. And it must never be forgotten that — as Mr. Philip 
Wicksteed writes — "Men pursue knowledge in as complete disregard of 
the animal suffering their researches involve as we allow. " On us, the 
people of En.yland, then, rests the responsibility for the continuance of 
the abominations which mask themselves under the name of Vivisection. 



February, igio. 



Alice A, Lucas, Hon. Sec. 



LIST OF MEMBERS 



The President (Mrs. Kitchin) 

^liss Alice Lucas ... 

Miss Rutland (Cotherstone) 

Sir Edward Walker 

^Ir. E. B. Mounsey (for two 
years) 

M"r. Jas. Allison (Redcar) 

Rev. S. S. Brettell, M.A. ... 

Rev. Father Graham 

Mrs. Kendrew (Harrogate) 

IMrs. Leach ... 

Mr. Lincoln, M.P 

Miss Lucas ... 

I\Ir. Wm, Richardson 

Mr. E. Russell Sanders 

Miss M. L. Scott 

Mr. Turner ... 

Mrs. Herbert Wood 

Mr. Frank Chilton 

Mr. Fred Clark 

Mrs. Dennes 

Mr. Chas. Dickinson 

Mrs. Alf. Foster 

Mrs. Grant ... 

Rev. Canon Hutchinson ... 

Miss Edith Kellett (Bishop 
Auckland) ... 

Councillor Lishman 

Miss Muir 

Mr. W. D. Pryce (Gain- 
ford) 

Miss Purcell ... 

Miss Helen Purcell ... 



£ 


s. 


d. 




£ 


s. 


d. 


I 


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o 


Miss Rason 


() 


2 


b 


I 


I 


o 


Mr. Royston (France) 


f) 


2 


6 


o 


1 2 


6 


Mrs. Royston (France) 





2 


6 


o 


10 


6 


Mrs. John Scott 


a 


2 


6 








Councillor Starmer, J. P. .. 


o 


2 


6 





lO 


o 


Mrs. I-. Taylor 


o 


2 


6 


o 


5 


n 


Mrs. Walton 


n 


2 


6 


o 


5 


o 


Miss Wheeler 


o 


2 


6 


o 


5 


o 


Miss Gulielma WTieeler .. 


o 


2 


6 


o 


5 


o 


Mr. Ale.\ander Woodwaid.. 


o 


2 


6 


o 


5 


o 


Mr. Crow 


() 


2 


o 





5 


o 


Mrs. Crow ... 


o 


2 


o 





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o 


Mr. B. ^^'righl 


o 


2 


o 


() 


5 


o 


Mrs. B. Wright 


o 


2 


o 





5 


o 


Mr. Airey 


o 




o 


n 


5 


o 


Miss .Airey 


() 




o 


o 


5 





Miss Lena Airey 


o 




o 


o 


4 


o 


Mr. M. Arana 


o 










2 


6 


.Mr. Wm. Baker 


o 




o 


o 


2 


6 


Mrs. Baynes ... 


o 




o 


o 


2 


6 


Miss R. Baynes 


o 




o 


o 


2 


6 


Miss Agnes Bell 


o 




o 


o 


2 


6 


Mr. C. Bell 


() 




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2 


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Miss Bellows 


o 




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2 


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Mrs. Booth 

Mr. Brigham 


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2 


6 


Mrs. Broadhead 


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2 


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Miss Burgin 







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2 


6 


Rev. O. Christian ... 
Miss Cockerel! 


o 






() 
o 


() 


2 


6 


Mrs. Cruikshank 


o 




o 





2 


6 


Mrs. Denham 


o 




o 


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2 


6 


Miss C. Drewery ... 







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-T. 



IMrs. Dyson ... 

Mi>s Emerson (Hurworth) 

Miss Ada Emerson (Hur- 
woi th) 

Mrs. F(;arnlev 

Mr. Chas. F'ox 

Mr. Hairiwell (Croft) 

Mrs. Harriss... 

-Mr. J. W. Heslop- 

Miss Homer ... 

Miss E. Hutchinson 

Mr. R. Inclnausti .., 

Miss Lane 

Mrs. Little 

Mrs. Logan 

Mrs. McConnell 

Miss Mottram 

Mr. C. Mountford 

Mr. Geo. Prudhoe ... 

Miss Reynolds 

Mr. Riseboro-ugh (Croft) ... 

Mrs. Robinson 

Miss Royston (Manchester) 

Mr. Jos. Simpson (Hur- 
worth) 

Mr. W. A. SpafiFord, M.A. 
IS. entered in I90<S 

Mr. Stanley ... 

Miss Swanson 

Rev. Henry Thompson 

Mr. Walker (Flasson Road) 

Mr. \\'. E. Watson 

Miss \\'ood\vard 

Mrs. Wrightson 

Miss Young ... 

Mr. Wm. Ay ton 

Mrs. Wm. .Ay ton 

Mr. Borrow 

Mrs. Borrow 

Mrs. Bravton 

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Mfss JefFen'es 


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Miss Ken worthy 


o 


o 


6. 


Mr. Joifin Peer 


o 


o 


6 


Mrs. John Peer 


o 





6 


Mr. R. L. Pratt 


o 


o 


6 


Mrs. R. L. Pratt 


o 


o 


6 


Miss Edith Soulsby 


() 


o 


6 


Mr. Henry Taylor ... 


f) 


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Mrs. Wallcer (Hargreavf 








Terrace) 


o 


o 


6 


Miss Cora \\'i'gham 


o 


f) 


f> 


Miss Wilson (Fern House) 


o 


o 


6 


Mr. Beadle, J. P., C.C. ... 


o 


o 


3 


Mr. C. W. Carter 


o 


o 


3 


Mr. C. Coapes 


o 


o 


3 


Mrs. Jas. Cox 


o 


o 


3 


Councillor Crooks ... 


n 


o 


3 


Mrs. Firth (Milton Street) 


() 


o 


3 


Mrs. Kirkup 


o 


o 


3 


Mr. Newrick 








3 


Mr. .Arthur Sanders 


ri 


o 


3 


Mr. Herbert Sanders 


o 


o 


3 


Mr. Sanderson 


o 





3 


Mrs. Sanderson 


o 


o 


3 


Mr. Serginson 


o 


o 


3 


Mrs. Waller 





o 


3 


Miss \MIson (Easson Road) 


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() 


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Mr. A\'. ^^^ ^^"iIlnlOtt 


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Mrs. W. W. AMIImott ... 


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6 7 



.\. Woodward, Treasurer. — In account with the Darlini^lon 
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. 

BALANCE SHEET for the Eight Months Ending December 31st, 

May I, 1909. 

To Balance brought for- 
ward 
Dec. 31, 1909. 
To Collections 
,, Annual subscriptions 
,, Bank Interest 



Br.'inch of the 



£ s. 


d. 


Dec. 
B\ 


4 s 


2 


^_ 


2 13 

3 6 


9 
3 


'• 



31, lO"'). 
Hire of Rooms 
-Stamps 
Printing 
Literature 
Refreshments ... 
Dr. Cameron's Lecture 
Fee and Expenses ... 
Balance to next vear... 



1909. 




£ s. 


d 


9 


6 


f ) I Q 





1 ifi 





3 4 


(J 


S 


4 


9 13 





4 


Q 



J. 20 10 7 
.Audited and found correct, F. Ci.ark. 



/720 



43 
CHELTENHAM AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

President.— Mrs. J. W. W. Welsh. 

Vice-Presidents. — Lady Kathleen Bushe and Lady Antonia Maude. 

Committee. 



Mr. E. E. Boorne. 
Mrs. Boorne. 
Miss Chambers. 
Miss E. Chambers. 
Miss Griffiths. 
Mrs. Jackson. 
Mr. C. James. 



Mr. Mushet. 

Capt. D. G. Mootham. 

Mrs. Scudamore. 

Mrs. Swiney. 

Mr. J. W. W. Welsh. 

Mrs. Wilkins. 

Dr. E. W. Wilkins. 



• Hon. Treasurer. — Miss E. Chambers. 

Hon. Auditor.— E. W. Wilkins, Esq., M.A., LL.D. 
Hon. Secretaries. — Miss Garnham and Miss L. Garnham, 38, Alstone Avenue, 

Cheltenham. 

REPORT. 

The year that has elapsed since the issue of our former report has 
been a most eventful one for the Anti- Vivisection cause, and in the 
work that has been done the British Union has taken a very large and 
ever-increasing share. 

Meetings have been held and lectures given in about forty towns in 
England and Wales, a huge quantity of literature has been distributed, 
innumerable letters and articles have been published in newspapers all 
over the kingdom, and the subject of Vivisection has been brought to 
the notice of large numbers of people who had little or no previous 
knowledge of it. 

During the summer two Congresses were held in London to deal with 
the question of the treatment of animals, and to endeavour to ameliorate 
their condition. These Congresses were attended by delegates from 
almost all civilised countries, and attracted a considerable amount of 
notice. 

Concerning our own Branch of the British Union, we have to report 
an addition of 23 new subscribers ; but we regret to record the loss of 
five members through death, and of several others through removal and 
other causes. 

The subscriptions received exceed those of last year by about £^, and 
the number of members and associates is now 115. 

Mr. H. Mushet has again helped us most generously by two extra 
donations— one of £2 2s. to pay for hire of a room in the Town Hall, 
and another of ^5, which enabled us to send a delegate to represent our 
Branch at the World's League Congress. 

Our President, Mrs. J. W. W. W^elsh, acted as delegate to the 
Congress which was held in London from July 19th to 24th, and was 
fully described in the "Abolitionist " of August, 1909. 

On June nth, Miss L. Garnham attended the Annual Meeting of the 
General Council as delegate for Cheltenham. 

On July 29th the Annual Meeting of members of the Branch was held 
at the Town Hall. Dr. E. W. Wilkins presided, and an interesting 
address was given by Dr. W. R. Hadwen. 

Two lectures were given at the Town Hall during the autumn. Th( 
first of thes;, by Miss B. E. Kidd, Secretary of the Union, was illustrate* 
by limelight views, and was intended to instruct those who had no prt 
vious knowledge of the horrors of Vivisection. It was well ^.ttended, ante 



44 

well reported in the local papers. The second lecture— "The Influence 
of the Practice of Vivisection on Human Health and Character " — was 
delivered by Mr. J. H. Levy, of London (Hon. Secretary of the Personal 
Rights Association), who kindly gave his time and his services. We 
are indebted to Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Wilkins for the arrangements made 
for this lecture, and for entertaining Mr. Levy during his visit to 
Cheltenham. 

The accompanying balance-sheet shows that, though the amount of 
subscriptions is larger this year than last, expenses have barely been 
covered. This is partly owing to the faot that more money has been 
spent on literature for distribution, and that the "Abolitionist," which 
was supplied to us gratis from headquarters during the first year of the 
Branch's existence, has now to be paid for. 

Through the agency of Mrs. Welsh, Lady Kathleen Bushe and Lady 
Antonia Maude, daughters of the Earl de Montalt, have consented to 
become Vice-Presidents of our Branch. 

Mrs. Welsh has written during the last few months to the Archbishop 
of Canterbury and to every Bishop in England, begging them to use their 
influence in putting an end to vivisection. 

The Committee would be very pleased to hear of persons willing to 
give active help in the work of the Society by making its object known 
to those Avith whom they come in contact. 

Members will greatly oblige by notifying any change of address to 
the Hon. Secretary so that their copies of the "Abolitionist" may not 
be wasted. 

Literature. — The Society has at its disposal a large amount of litera- 
ture in the form of pamphlets on various aspects of the question which 
the Hon. Secretary will be pleased to supply to any person desiring 
information. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS. 






Adams, Mr. F. G. ... 


£ 

... o 


s. 

5 


d. 
o 


Garnham, Miss 


£ 




s. 

2 


t 1 


Astman, Mr. VV. H. 


... o 


5 


o 


Garnham, Miss L. 





2 


6 


Bales, Miss 


o 


I 





Goold, Mrs. 


o 


2 


6 


Bardslev, Miss 


... o 


2 


6 


Goscombe, Mr. H. 





2 


6 


Bayley,"Mr. G. H. ... 


...0 


2 


6 


Graham, Miss 


o 


2 


6 


Best, Miss G. F. ... 


... o 


2 


6 


Graham, Mrs 





2 


6 


Boorne, Mr. E. E. 


... o 


2 


6 


Grainger, Mr. H. (don.) 





2 


6 


Boorne, Mrs. E. E. 


... 


2 


6 


Grogan, Mrs. G. H. 


o 


10 





Boulton, Mrs. 


n 


2 


6 


Haward, Miss M. J. 


o 


2 


6 


Chambers, Miss E. C. 


... 


2 


6 


Heron, Miss 





2 


6 


Clerk, Mrs. Allan ... 


... o 


5 





Higman, Mrs. J. W. 





2 


6 


Coiisterdine, Miss E. 


... o 


2 


6 


Hoare, Mrs. 


o 


2 


6 


Cummings, Mrs. 


... o 


lO 





Holder, Mrs. (donation) ... 


o 


ID 


6 


Daubeney, Miss 


... o 


2 


6 


Hurst, Miss 


I 





o 


,, ,, 2nd su 


b. o 


2 


6 


Hurst, Mrs. Probyn 





8 





Dempster-Miller, Mrs. 


... o 


5 





Jackson, Mrs. 





2 


6 


Derrick, Mr. J. L. 


... o 


2 


6 


Jago, Mrs 





2 


6 


Derrick, Miss 


() 


I 


o 


James, Mrs. Herbert 





5 


o 


Dimmer, Mrs. 


... 


5 


o 


James, Miss 


o 


5 


o 


Eamonson, Mrs. 


(1 


2 


6 


James, Mr. Clarence 





2 


6 


Eamonson, Miss R. 


... o 


2 


o 


Kilminster, Mr. E. B. 





I 


o 


Earengey, Mrs. 


... 


2 


6 


Lance, Miss 


o 


5 


6 


Fenton, Nurse 


... o 


2 


6 


Lance, Miss Amy 





5 


6 


Fortt, Miss H. L. ... 


... 


5 





Lester, Mr. W. H. 





I 





Fortt, Miss F. M. ... 


... o 


5 





Lomer, Mrs. Cecil 


I 









45 



Lomer, Miss 

Luke, Mr. A. J. 

Lover of Dogs, per R.B.G. 

Malcolm, Miss L. 

Marshall, Miss D. M. 

Matthews, Mrs 

Matthews, Miss 

Miller, Mr. H 

Mills, Mrs. 

Mills, Miss ... 

Moffat, Miss 

Mootham, Capt. D. G. 

Ditto, 2nd subscription... 
Mushet, Mr. H 

Ditto, special donation for 
hire of hall 

Ditto, ditto, postage of 
appeals 

Ditto, ditto, delegate's 
expenses 
Newman, Rev. G. F. 
Newmarch, Miss S. L. 
Newton, Mrs. W. H. 
Norman-Jones, Miss 

Perrott, Mrs. G 

Playle, Mrs. 

Price, Miss ... 
Rae, Mrs. E. M. 
Redford, Mrs. H. O. ... 
R. M. 
Rogers, Mr. 
Rolles, Miss 
Rolles, xMiss C. 
Rolles, Miss — 



£ 


s. 


d. 


o 


5 


o 


o 


2 


6 





10 





o 


2 


6 


o 


2 


6 


o 


2 


6 


o 


2 


6 


o 


2 


6 


o 


2 





o 


I 


o 





2 


6 


o 


2 


6 



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2 6 



/: 



Receipts. 

Balance from year igo8 ... 

Subscriptions 

Special Donations — H. 
Mushet, Esq. : For Dele- 
gates' expenses to World's 
Congress 

For Hire o;f Roojn for 
Lecture 

For Postage of Appeals ... 

Collections at Lectures 

Sale of Literature 

Sale of Bazaar Goods 



026 
026 
026 
026 
o 2 6 j 

BALANCE 

£■ s. d. I 
8 13 6 
23 II 6 



I 12 
o 3 



Russell, Mrs. I 

Russell, Miss ... .... 

Scudarnore, Mrs. 

Sealy, Mr. F. I 

Sliipton, Miss 

Sims, Mr. J. 

Smith, Major J. G. 
Smith, Mr. J. O'Conor ... 
Stevenson, Mr. A. L. 
Stevenson, Mrs. A. L. 
Swiney, Major-General 
Swiney, Mrs. 
Taylor, Miss 
Thornton, Mr. H. ... 
Thornton, Mrs. H. 
Tomkins, Miss F. 

Ditto, 2nd subscription ... 
Tottenham, Mr. Loftus ... 
Twiss, Miss 

Vulliamy, Lieut. -Col. (don.) 
Welldon, Rev. M. E. 
Welldon, Mrs. M. E. 
Welsh, Mr. J. W. W. ... 
Welsh, Mrs. J. W. W. ... 

Ditto, In Memory of 
Chota Butcha 

Ditto, dlitto. Fluffy 
Welsh, Miss 
Wilkins, Dr. E. W. 
Wilkins, Mrs. E. W. 

Wilkins, Mrs. 

Wilkins, Miss Elsie 
Wilkins, Miss Jessie 
Wood, Mrs. 

SHEET. 

Expenditure. 
Delegates' Expenses to 

World's Congress and to 

General Council 
Hire of Room for Lectures 

and Lantern 
Lecturers' Travelling E.x- 

penses 
(N.B.--Our Lecturers gave 

their services without any 

fee.) 
Stationery and Postages ... 
.Idvertisements, Printing 

and Bill-posting 
Literature : Pamphlets and 

the "Abolitionist" sent to 

all Members 
Grant to Parent Society (to 

be paid) 
Balance in hand ... 






10 








10 








2 


6 





2 








2 


6 





5 








5 








2 


6 





5 








2 


6 



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640 
2 ^ 6 



6 IT I ] 



260 
o s 6 



January 27, 1910, 



^43 .2 6 ^43 

Audited and found correct, 

Edwd. W. Wilkins, Hon. Auditor 



46 

DAWLISH, TEIGNMOUTH AND DISTRICT ANTI^ 
VIVISECTION SOCIETY. 

(Affiliated to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.) 

President. — Sir George Kekewich. 

Hon. Treasurer. — Mr. W. J. Norton, The Shrubbery, Teignmouth. 

Hon. Auditor. — Mr. Houghton. 

Hon. Secretary. —Miss M. M. W. Reid, L.L.A., Windward, near Dawlish. 

(pro tern.) Rev. S. H. Bingham, Teignmouth. 

Committee. 



Lady Fairlie-Cuninghame. 

Lady Gordon Gumming. 

Lady Douglass. 

Miss Alford. 

Major Church. 

Miss Cloud. 

Miss Davidson. 



Miss Douglass. 

Miss Hay. 

Capt. Quintanilha 

Mrs. Ritchie. 

Mrs. Silk. 

Rev. S. J. Thorpe. 



Your Committee have pleasure in presenting their Report for the two 
years and nine months ending December 31st, 1909, to which are 
appended the balance-sheet of receipts and expenditure, kindly audited 
by Mr. Houghton, bank manager, Dawlish, and the list of Members and 
subscriptions for the same period. 

During the greater part of this time the Hon. Secretar)-, Miss Reid, 
has been living on the Continent, and the prospect of her return is 
still uncertain. Your Committee much regret Miss Reid's prolonged 
absence and the loss of her personal efforts for the work of the Society, 
in this Branch. In compliance with Miss Reid's desire, Miss Douglass 
kindly undertook for a time the duties of Hon. Secretary, but owing to 
the pressure of other good works, was obliged to resign the post in 
October, 1900. In the following month, at the request of the Com- 
mittee, the present Hon. Secretary took up the work pro tern. 

In 1907 a Public Meeting was held on July 19th in the Town Hall, 
Teignmouth, when Mr. H. F. Northcote gave an address on "The 
Modem Inquisition." In the following year, at a meeting held on 
October 24th, at the same place the Rev. Conrad Noel stated with 
great earnestness the arguments against Vivisection. Owing to various 
circumstances your Committee were unable to arrange for a Public 
Meeting during 1909. 

Although the time for the recognition of this Society's position and 
work does not seem to be in the near future, your Committee trust 
that the steady increase in the number of active Branches throughout 
the country will have some influence in correcting public opinion on 
this subject. 

The recent debate in the columns of the " Standard " between Dr. 
Hadwen and Mr. Stephen Paget may, at least, be accepted as a hopeful 
sign in this direction. The object of this Society will at all events 
have thus become widely known, and thoughtful people may find 
reasons for believing that this Society has a case. 

In consequence of subscriptions having been paid irregularly, some 
too soon, and others too late, for insertion in the accounts of the finan- 
cial year, which now ends on December 31st, your Committee suggest 
that for the convenience of the Hon. Treasurer all subscriptions should 
be paid before the end of May in each year. By kindly carrying out 



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tJiis suggestion each member will be doing much to insure each year's 
accounts being in due order. 

The thanks of your Committee are due to Miss Reid for her in- 
valuable help when actively associated with the Executive of the 
Branch, to Miss Douglass for having during the last two years under- 
taken the duties of Hon. Secretary, and to Mr. Norton who has for some 
years so well filled the post of Hon. Treasurer. 





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BALANCE SHEET 
for the Two-and-Threequarter Years ending December 31 

£ s. d. 



EXPF.XDITURE. 

Hire of Rooms for Meetings 

Expenses of Speakers ... 2 17 10 

Ditto of Delegates to Meet- 
ings of " British Union " 
in London ... ... ... 3 7 i 

Rental of Framed Poster at 

Dawlish Station ... ...300 

Printing, Advertising, 
Stamps. Stationery, and 
Incidentals ... ... 9 o g 

Literature for F"ree Circula- 
tion ... ... ... 3 II 5 

Donations to Parent Society 25 o o 

Collector's Commission (W. 

Robbins) ... ... ... o 10 o 

Balance in hand ... ... 42 7 2 



^91 4 3 



1909. 
13 



Receipts. 

Balance from last Account 

Subscriptions and Dona 
tions, 1907, April to De- 
cember ... ... ...22 18 

Subscriptions and Dona- 
tions, 1908... ... ... 13 14 

Ditto, 1909... ... ... II 19 

Balance of the Amount held 
in Trust by the Hon. 
Auditor pending settle- 
ment of Accounts with 
" The London Anti-Vivi- 
section Society," after 
payment to that Society 
of the sum of ;^28 los., 
and after deduction of 
lod. for Postages ... 29 2 



6i 
6 



£9^ 4 3 



Januai-)' 26, 1910. 



Examined and found correct, 

J. M. Houghton^ Hon. Auditor. 



C. A. Millard, Esq. 

Lady Norbury. 
*^Mrs. Rose. 

Alfred H. Rose, Esq. 
Mrs. George Temple. 
^Mrs. Walter C. Tyndale. 

Walter C. Tyndale, Esq. 

Mrs. Upham. 

Peter Watson, Esq., J. P. 



50 

EALING AND ACTON ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY. 

(Affiliated to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.) 

Committee. 
Walter Adam Brown, Esq. | S. M. Massey, Esq. 

F. R. Butlin, Esq. [ *Mrs. Mercer. 

Frank Caister, Esq. 

D. McD. L. Campbell, Esq., 
M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 

*Mrs. Cartwright. 

Rev. C. L. Clarke. 
*Mrs. E. S. Dodwell. 
*Miss M. Flexman. 

E. Hartley Ford, Esq. 
Alderman D. A. Griffin. 
E. Jowitt, Esq. 

Hon. Treasurer. — *E. Heys-jones, " Everton," Churchfield Road, Ealing, W. 
Hon. Assistant Secretary. — *Mrs. I. Prendergast Walsh, 4, Warwick Road, 

Ealing, W. 
Hon. Secretary. — *Henry C. Naylor, 6, Woodhurst Road, Acton, W. 

SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT. 

Great efforts have been made during the past year to forward the 
Anti-Vivisection cause, and the series of meetings held at Caxton Hall, 
July 19 — 24 (in connection with the Fourth. Triennial International 
Congress of the World League against Vivdsection), terminating with 
tEe procession from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square, undoubtedly had 
the effect of impressing the public with the growth of the movement. 
The Rev. C. L. Clarke acted as the Society's delegate at this Congress, 
and particulars of the various meetings were sent to each of our 
members. 

The Annual General Meeting, to comply with the new Rules and 
Regulations of the British Union, was held on March 31st, at Buol's 
Cafe, Ealing, Mr. E. Heys-Jones occupying the chair. The Report and 
Balance Sheet for 1908 were formally adopted, and the officers for the 
year duly elected. The business meeting was followed by a very suc- 
cessful concert, kindly arranged by Mrs. Langton Walsh, the interval 
being utilised by Miss Kidd for a short address on what Vivisection 
really means. 

At a lecture delivered on March 29th, in the Victoria Hall, Ealing, 
by Dr. Armit (of the Research Defence Society), our Hon. Treasurer 
challenged him to meet Dr. Hadwen in public debate. .A committee of 
three on each side was appointed to arrange details, but after several 
meetings the negotiations fell through, owing to the unreasonable re- 
quirements of Dr. Armit's Committee. Full particulars of these were 
given at the lime in the local Press. Later in the year, however, the 
Bedford Park and Chiswick Anti-Vivisection Societ)^ succeeded in 
bringing the two Doctors together, and a most interesting debate took 
place on November 23rd at the Chiswick Town Hall, due notice of 
which was sent to our members. 

♦Executive Committee. 



51 

A very successful Sale of Work held by Mrs. E. S. Dodwell at 
her house (55, Twyford Avenue, Acton) on October 22nd, was the 
means of adding a sum of ^15 to our funds. 

On November 3rd, at Horn Lane Chapel, Acton, the Rev. C. L. 
Clarke delivered a most able and interesting lecture on " The Truth 
About Experiments on Animals." Mr. W. Adam Brown acted as 
chairman, and he was supported by Messrs. H. S. Schultess-Young, 
M.A., J.P., D. McD. L. Campbell, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., A. H. Rose, 
T. A. Rose, J. Campbell, and E. Heys-Jones. The lecture, illustrated 
by blackboard diagrams dealing with the diphtheria anti-toxin treat- 
ment, was much appreciated by the audience, and if there were any 
present who did not agree with the lecturer's views, they took care not 
to express their dissatisfaction audibly. 

The Society's offer of a monthly copy of the "Abolitionist" for the 
Reading Rooms of the Public Library has been accepted by the Acton 
Committee, but declined by Ealing. 

The framed picture posters issued by the British Union are still 
maintained by our Society at the Ealing and Acton (Great Western) 
Stations. 

A fair amount of literature has been distributed during the year, 
but a great deal more might be done in this direction if members 
would co-operate with the Committee, and endeavour to educate their 
own immediate neighbourhood. 

The August and November numbers of the " Contemporary Review " 
containing Dr. W. R. Hadwen's able articles on "Malta Fever," can be 
obtained on loan by application to the Hon. Secretary. 

We regret to have to record that our ranks have been somewhat 
thinned by deaths, by removals from the neighbourhood, and other 
causes. Many of the gaps, however, have been filled by fresh recruits, 
so that our membership now stands at 107, a very slight reduction on 
the number for last year. 

The subscriptions have been fairly well maintained, and it is satis- 
factory to note that the Hon. Treasurer has a good balance in hand 
for current needs. 

We take this opportunity of tendering our sincere thanks to all who 
have helped us during the past year, and would close this Report with 
an urgent appeal for greater efforts to be made to increase the member- 
ship and influence of the Society. 

The Hon. Secretary will be glad to receive subscriptions for the 
current year, and would point out that, although the enlargement of the 
"Abolitionist" has increased the cost of postage, subscribers of 2s. 6<i. 
and upwards will still receive a copy of the monthly organ of the British 
Union. It is hoped that all members will avail themselves of this 
offer, so that they may keep in touch with the progress of the movement. 

On behalf of the Committee, 

(Mrs.) L PRENDERGAST WALSH, 

Hon. Assistant Secretary. 

HENRY C. NAYLOR, 

Hon. Secretary. 



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S 








5 





Walsh, Mrs. Prendergast ... 


I 


I 





o 


I 





Wayman, Mrs. 





2 


6 


o 


2 





Whistler, Miss 





2 





o 


2 





Whitehouse, Miss 





2 


6 





I 





Wristbridge, Mrs 





2 


6 





2 


6 


Wj-nne, Mrs. 





3 


6 


o 

o 


2 

c 



n 


Yates, Miss ... 





2 


6 



£2^ 14 



53 



Income. 

To Subscriptions and Do- 
nations ... 

,, Collection at Concert at 
Buol's Caf6 

,, Ditto at Rev. C. L. 
Clarke's Lecture 

,, Part Proceeds Sale of 
Woj^k arranged by 
Mrs. E. S. Dodwell ... 

,, Balance from previous 
year 



BALANCE SHEET 



Expenditure. 



24 14 o 

o 19 6 

o 14 5 

15 o o 

4 16 2 



£46 4 1 

Audited and found correct, 

Stewart M. Massev. 
March 16, 1910. 



By " Abolitionists " 

,, Printing and Advertising 

,, Postage, Stationery, etc. 

,, E^penses connected with 
Concert and Lecture ... 

,, Delegate's Ticket to In- 
ternational Congress 

,, Affiliation Fee 

,, Rent of Posters at Ealing 
and Acton Stations ... 

,, Donation National Anti- 
Vivisection Hospital, 
Battersea 

,, Balance in hand at end 
of 1909 ... 



£ 

5 
3 

7 



s. d 



5 

16 



3 10 5 



o 10 
I I 



£^^ 4 

E. H EVES' Jones, Hon. Treasurer. 



EXETER AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

President — Honourable Pauline Cranstoun. 

Hon. Treasurer. — J. I. Pengelly, Esq., 15, St. James Road, Exeter. 

Hon Secretary.M-rs. B. Brinsmead Squire, " Clevelands, " Powderham Crescent, 



Mrs. C. J. Griffiths. 

Miss A. C. G. Griffiths. 

Mrs. Holden. 

Miss Wheaton. 

Miss B. Linford Brown. 

Mr. J. I. Pengelly. 



Exeter. 
Committee : — 

Miss Newinan. 

Mrs. B. Brinsmead Squire. 

Mr. B. Brinsmead Squire. 

Rev. Thom.is Turner. 

Miss E. Gater. 

Mr. C. H. W. Griffiths. 

REPORT. 



The formation of this Branch is due to the generosity of the presen. 
President, the Hon. Pauline Cranstoun. 

On Thursday, May 6, a public meeting- was held in the Barnfield 
Hall, under the auspices of the British Union for the Abolition of 
Vivisection, presided over by Dr. Black, of Torquay, when a powerful 
lecture was delivered before a large audience by Dr. Walter R. Hadwen, 
of Gloucester — in reply to one which had been delivered by Mr. Stephen 
Paget — the Hon. Secretary of the Research Defence Society, on April 
15, upon the subject of "What we owe to Experiments upon Animals." 

The lecture had been preceded by a fortnight's campaign, under the 
superintendence of Nurse Cross, Organising Secretary of the British 
Union, who had been sent from headquarters to attack Mr. Paget by 
questions, which he refused to hear. 



54 

A shop was taken at 89, Queen Street, where information on the 
subject was offered and literature supplied free of charge, of which 
large numbers of people availed themselves and many scores signed 
a petition to Parliament in favour of the Abolition of Vivisection. 
Nurse Cross and her assistant also circularised the whole town. 

The result of the campaign and its concluding well-attended and 
enthusiastic meeting was the adherence of a good many friends who 
desired to become members of a local branch of the British Union, 
which was formed shortly afterwards. 

The Branch has done quiet but useful service during its seven 
months' existence. Literature sent from headquarters has been distri- 
buted by members with good results, particularly so in, Exmouth, where 
the workers have been most energetic and untiring in their efforts. 

The "Abolitionist" has been delivered personally each month by 
the Secretary in order to economise expenses of postage. 

The thanks of the Committee are due to Mrs. C. J. Griffiths for her 
earnest work in Exmouth, and also to Miss Wheaton and Mr. Pengelly 
for kindly placing rooms at the disposal of the Committee for meeting. 

POPPY BRINSMEAD SQUIRE, Hon. Sec, 
On behalf of the Committee. 



Rkceipts. 
To Subscriptions and Dona 
ttons 



BALANCE SHEET. 

£ s. d. I Expenditure. £ s. d. 

By Postages o 4 3 

. 640 Printing and Stationery 106 

Subscription to Headquar- 
ters I I o 

j Balance in Hand 3 18 3 

I 

;^6 4 o * £6^0 

J. Isaac Pengelly, 

Hon. Treasurer. 



GLOUCESTER AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

President.—"^'. R. Hadwen, Esq., M.D., J. P. 
V ice-Presidents. 
T. B. Fox, Esq., J. P. \ Jas. Fielding, Esq., J. P. 

George Newman, Esq. | J. O. Rigby, Esq. 
Mrs. J. R. Pope. I Chas. Fox, Esq. 

Max Bellows, Esq. Franklin Higgs, Esq. 

Hon. Treasurer. — Mr. Arnold C. Rule. 
Hon. Secretary. — Miss Hilda Langley-Smith, Wotton Hill House, Gloucester 
Assistant Hon. Secretary. — Miss Ella Ettie Langley-Smith. 
Committee. 
Chairman, J. R. Pope, Esq., J. P. 



Mrs. Aitken. 

Mrs. F. H. Bretherton. 

Mr. Brooke. 

Mrs. John Fielding. 

T. R. Gregory, Esq. 

Mrs. Hadwen. 

Miss Hadwen. 



Mrs. C. A. Jones. 

Mrs. Langley-Smith. 

Miss Newman. 

Mrs. J. R. Pope. 

Mrs. J. O. Rigby. 
W. Sisson, Esq. 

Miss F. Wintle. 



55 

REPORT. 

The past year has been one of great interest to the cause of Anti- 
Vivisection generally, and to that of the British Union in particular, 
and never perhaps in the history of the movement has there been so 
much propagandist work carried out in all parts of England under 
the direction of the British Union leaders. 

Mr. J. R. Pope was appointed as Delegate to the Annual Council 
Meeting of the Union held at Caxton Hall, Westminster, on June nth, 
but as hewas prevented from attending, Miss Una Hadwen consented 
at the last moment to take his place. The following resolution was 
proposed by her on behalf of the local Committee : — 

" That this Council do suggest to the Committee controlling the 
issue of the "Abolitionist," that the price of that Journal be re- 
duced to id., and that every Branch of the British Union be 
urged to purchase as many copies as possible monthly with a view 
to widespread circulation." 

This resolution was fully discussed, and it was at last unanimously 
decided that the price of the "Abolitionist" remain the same as before, 
but that all Branches taking 50 copies would be charged the reduced 
price of id. each. 

The "Abolitionist," the monthly organ of the British Union, is without 
doubt the most high-class literary journal of the Anti-Vivisection move- 
ment. Its articles are full of interest, and even those of a deeply 
scientific character are presented in popular and racy language, such 
as is easily understood by the uninitiated. We strongly advise our 
members to do all they can to increase the circulation of this valuable 
organ, as we believe it to be one of the best means of disseminating 
exact knowledge of this important subject among all classes of the 
community. 

The Annual Meeting of the Branch was held at the Albion Hall, 
Southgate Street, on December loth, presided over by Mr. J. R. Pope, 
J. P., and addressed by Dr. Hadwen, J. P., and Messrs. T. B. Fox, J. P., 
William Sisson, and J. W. Hopkins. Miss Una Hadwen added to the 
interest of the evening by a Recital. The meeting was one of the 
largest and most enthusiastic ever held by our Society in Gloucester, 
and was well reported in the local Press. 

One of the chief events of the year has been the remarkable con- 
troversy upon the subject of " Experiments on Animals ; are they justi- 
fiable " in the columns of the " Standard " between our President (Dr. 
Hadwen) and Mr. Stephen Paget, the Hon. Sec. of the Research De- 
fence Society. 

It was instituted by the Editor, who approached Dr. Hadwen with a 
request to open with an article of two columns in length. The con- 
troversy created immense interest in all parts of the kingdom and 
abroad, especially amongst scientific and medical men, and it is gener- 
ally acknowledged that Dr. Hadwen was an easy victor in the fight. 

A good deal of quiet work in Gloucester and the District has been 
done in the course of the year, but the uncertainty and subsequent 
excitement of the General Election interfered to some extent with the 



56 

general propagandist work. We hope in the course of the next year 
that many more members will be added to our Society, and that in- 
creased effort will be made locally to spread the truth of the Cause. An 
incentive to this end will probably be shortly forthcoming when the 
long delayed Report of the Royal Commission on Vivisection is at last 
presented to the public. 

HILDA LANGLEY-SMITH, 

Hon. Secretary, 
Wotton Hill House, Gloucester. 



LIST 


OF SU 




£ 


s. 


Aitken, Mrs. ... 


... o 


5 


Ascough, Mrs. 


.. 


3 


Bellows, Mrs. J. 


.. o 


2 


Bellows, Mr. M. ... 


.. o 


2 


Brooke, Mr. F. J. ..,. 


.. o 


5 


Brookes, Mrs. 


.. o 


2 


Bretherton, Mrs. 


.. o 


5 


Bryant, Mrs. J. 


.. o 


2 


Bache, Mrs 


.. 


3 


Burge, Mrs 


.. 


2 


Burge, Miss 


.. 


I 


Beard, Mr 


.. o 


2 


Court, Miss 


.. 


ID 


Cox, Mrs 


.. 


2 


Colwell, Mr. W. ... 


.. 


2 


Cummings, Miss 


.. 


2 


Cross, Nurse 


.. 


2 


Dorman, Miss S. 


.. o 


2 


Fox, Mr. Charles ... 


.. 


2 


Fox, Mr. T. B. 


.. 


2 


Fox, Mr. T. B. (don.) 


.. 


2 


Foulkes, Mrs. 


.. 


2 


Gregory, Mr. T. R. 


.. 


2 


Gilpin, Mr. C. 


.. 


2 


Gransmore, Mrs. 


.. 


4 


Gosnev, Mr. W. E. ... 


•• .0 


I 


Hadwen, Dr. W. R. 


I 


I 


Hadwen, Mrs. 


.. 


5 


Hadwen, Mr. J. H. 


.. 


5 


Higgs, Mr. Franklin 


.. 


2 


Higgs, Miss ... 


.. 


2 


Hopton, Nurse 


.. 


2 


Hoggins, Mr. 


.. o 


2 


Hopkins, Mr. J. W. 


.. o 


2 


Hogg, Mr. W. E. ... 


.. o 


2 


Jarret, Mrs 


.. o 


5 


Jones, Mr. ' C. 


.. o 


5 


Jones, Mrs 


.. 


5 


Lunnon, Miss 


.. 


5 


Langley-Smith, Mrs. W. 


.. 


5 


Langley-Smith, Mr. W. 


.. 


5 


Langley-Smith, Mrs. H. 


.. o 


2 


Lifton, Mrs 


.. 


2 



BSCRIPTIONS, 1909. 
d. 



Linton, Miss 
Morland, Miss 

Miller, Mrs 

Newman, Mr. G. (don.) 
Newman, Mr. G. ... 
Newman, Mrs. 
Newman, Mr. W. ... 
Newman, Miss 
Pope. Mr. J. R. 
Pope, Mr. J. R. (don.) 
Priday, Miss ... 
Preston, Mrs. 
Pumphrey, Mr. J. ... 

Rigby, Mr 

Rigbv, Mrs 

Roberts, Miss M. B. P. 

Rice, Mr. A 

Rule, Mr. A. C. ... 
Sisson, Mr. W. 
Sisson, Mr. A. 
Simpson,, Mrs. 
Siveter, Mrs. 
Shirlaw, Mrs. 
Sibly, Dr. F. A. 
Sibly, Mr. G. W. ... 
Sibly, Mr. W. A. ... 
Summers, Miss 
Vaughan, Mrs. Johnson 
Vernon, Mr. R. P. ... 
Whetmath, Mr. 
Willis, Miss (don.) ... 
Wintle, Mr. C. J. ... 
Wintle, Miss E. 
Wintle. Miss F. B. 
Wintle, Miss E. M. ... 
Winile, Miss A. L. ... 
Wintle, Miss A. 
Watkins, Mr. 
Watkins, Mrs. 
Watkins, Miss 
Webber, Mrs. E. 
Webber, Mrs. W. ... 



£ s. d. 
026 
026 
026 



5 o 
3 6 
o o 



o S 

O 10 

o 5 



57 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS FOR THE YEAR 
ENDED FEBRUARY 24, 1910. 



Receipts. 

Donations and Subscrip- 
tions, as per list... 
Balance from last account 
Collection 



£ 



22 



Q 

O 7 
o 14 



Payments. 










£ 


s. 


d. 


F. J. Brooke (printing) ... 


5 





q 


" .'\bolitionists " 


5 


I 


,=; 


Donation to Parent Centre 


3 


3 





Chance ajid Bland (adver- 








tising) 


I 


7 





Cheltenham " Chronicle 








(advertisting) 





10 





.Advertising in Trams 





10 





Postages 





13 


4 


Albion Hall Expenses 





17 


6 


Cheque Book 





I 





17 


4 





Balance in hand of 








Treasurer 

£ 


6 


16 


II 


24 





II 



£24 < 

Examined, Audited, and found correct, 

John R. Pope, Hon. Auditor. 
Arnold C. Rule, Hon. Treasurer. 



HERTFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

Patron.— Sir John F. L. Rolleston, M.P. 
President. — Rev. R. D. Monro. 
Vice-Presidents. 
Rev. Barclay F. Buxton. Pastor Martin Ashby. 

Rev. R. Coad Pryor. Rev. J. C. Evans. 

Rev. C. W. Barclay. Rev. Vere Coxon. 

Admiral Sir H. S. Nicholson. 

Chairman of Committee. — Mr. E. H. Wakeford. 
Hon. Treasurer. — Mrs. Burgess (pro tern.). 
Committee. 
Mrs. Lawrance. j Mrs. J. C. Evans. 

Mrs. E. H. Wakeford. Miss Crowhurst. 

Miss Harris. Mr. Gilbert. 

Mr. Howell. I 

Hon. Local Secretary. — Miss M. N. Hucks. 
Collector. — Mi. Nightingale. 

REPORT. 

During the past year the results of the work of the Hertford Branch 
have slightly improved, and a little advancement has been made in 
Ware, (a small town about two miles off). The district has been 
visited with the happy result of gaining the interest and help of Mrs. 
Albert Sandeman, who has kindly promised to give a drawing-room 
meteting on behalf of the Branch early in the year 1910. 



58 

On the 2 1 St of January, 1909, the Annual Meeting under the title 
of "A Social Gathering" was held in the Y.W.C.A. Rooms, Fore Street, 
when there was a fairly good attiendance. A Musical Entertainment, 
organised by Miss Harris (Committee), was well rendered ; Mr. A. Shaw 
kindly giving pianoforte accompaniments. Thfe very pathetic story 
" Loveliness " was most feelingly read by the Hon. Treasurer (Rev. 
Vere Coxon) and much interest was manifested. Refreshments were 
served. 

On June 15th a very successful Garden Meeting was held at 
"Stillmore" by the kindness of the Misses Hucks, at which the Rev. 
R. D. Monro (President) was present and took the chair. Mrs. Baillie- 
Weaver very kindly came from Newport, Essex, to give an address, 
which was most fully appreciated, it being most powerfully convincing. 
Many after the meeting subscribed to the Branch as members. Miss 
Kidd also kindly made one of the party and said a few words. There 
was a small stall of fancy articles on view, which was patronised. 

Through the continued kind liberality of the Rev. R. D. Monro, 50 
copies of the Society's organ, " The Abolitionist," with other literature, 
have been distributed during the year. 

Last year the Society regretted the loss of the Rev. S. B. Handley; 
again this year it regrets the loss of the Rev. Vere Coxon. He has 
been obliged to give up the post of Treasurer through his leaving the 
town, but he still desires to be connected with the Branch as a Vice- 
President. 

In prospect of the forthcoming Parliamentary election in January, 
the representative candidates of East Herts division were approached 
on behalf of thte Society, and were asked to support the Bill for the 
Total Abolition of Vivisection if returned to Parliament. The Hon. 
Local Secretar}'' received the following replies : — 

" Dear Madam, — In answer to your letter I have already dealt 
with the subject in reply to someone else, but I may say that 
my sister, who is dead, for years devoted herself to thie work of 
your Society, and that I am in general approval of your very 
proper aims. — Yours truly, 

E. B. BARNARD." 
Sir John Rolleston wrote : — 
" Dear Madam, — In reply to your letter of the 20th inst. I have for 
many years past been a member of the Anti-Vivisection League, 
and have taken part in the House of Commons and outside in 
the movement against Vivisection, — Believe me, very faithfully 
yours, J. F. L. ROLLESTON." 

Upon being asked to kindly grant the Hertford Branch the privi- 
lege of bfinj?- placed under his patronage. Sir John Rolleston sent 
the following reply to the Hon. Local Secretary: — "I have always 
opposed vivisection of animals, and intend to do so no less energeti- 
cally in the future. . . . The cause of Abolition will always receive 
my greatest sympathy and support. I have pleasure in enclosing 
half-a-guinea subscription towards your funds. (N.B. — This will be 
credited in our next year's account). Also I shall have great pleasure 
in acceding to your request to me to become a patron of the Hertford- 
shire Branch, as you kindly invite me to do. — Believe me, truly yours, 

J. F. L. ROLLESTON." 



59 



LIST 


OF 


s 




£ 


s. 


d. 


Aldridge, Miss L. E. 





I 





Andrews, Miss A. R. 


o 


I 





Bacon, Miss 


o 


2 


6 


Bailey, Miss ... 


o 


2 


6 


Barclay, Rev. C. W. 





2 


6 


Barker-Browne, Mrs. 





I 


o 


Barnard, Mrs. 





I 


o 


Bradley, Miss Julia 


I 


I 


o 


Burgess, Mrs. 


o 


2 


6 


Buxton, Rev. F. Barclay ... 


o 


5 





Benson, Miss M. K. 





I 


o 


Canvin, Mrs. 


o 


2 


6 


Cooper, Mr. J. (per Mr. 








Nightingale) 


o 


5 





Crowhurst, Miss 


o 


I 





Coxon, Rev. W. Vere 





I 


o 


Coxon, Mrs. Vere ... 


o 


I 





Crafter, Miss 


o 


I 


o 


Dodgshun, Mr. A. ... 





I 


o 


Dodgshun, Mrs. 


o 


I 





Duncan, Mrs. 


o 


I 


o 


Duncan, Miss 





I 


o 


Edridge, Miss 





2 


6 


Edridge, Miss F 


o 


2 


6 


Elsden, Mrs. 


o 


I 


o 


Field, Miss ... 


o 


I 





Fountain, Mrs. 





I 





Gilbert, Mr 





I 


o 


Graveson, Mr. William 


o 


2 


6 



SUBSCRIBERS. 



£ s. d. 



Griffiths, Mrs. 

Griffiths, Miss o i o 

Hamilton, Mrs. Randolph 026 

Harris, Miss ... ...010 

Harrow, Miss ... ...010 

Harrow, Miss (donation) ... o 5 o 

Howell, Mr ... ... o i o 

Hobbs, Miss... ... ...050 

Hucks, Miss ... ... o i o 

Hucks, Miss M. N. ...010 

Lawrance, Mrs. ... ... o 2 6 

Lucas, Mr. Leonard ... o 2 6 

Maber, Mrs ... ...010 

Monro, Rev. R. D. ... i i o 

Nicholson, Sir H. S. ...050 

Nightingale, Mr. ... ...010 

Shaw, Mr. A. ... ...010 

Shepherd, Mrs. ... ... o 2 o 

Topham, Mr. W. E. ... o 10 o 

Topham, Mrs. ... ...050 

Topham, Miss ... ... o 2 6 

Trehane, Mrs. ... ...010 

Wakeford, Mr. E. H. ... o i o 

VVakeford, Mrs. ... ... o i o 

Wren, Mr. Josiah ... ... o 2 o 

Young, Mr. Henry... ... o 2 6 

Young, Mrs. Henry ... o 2 6 



£7 II 
BALANCE SHEET FOR THE YEAR ENDING DEC. 31ST, 1909. 



Receipts. 
Balance from last year ... 
Subscriptions, per Hon. Sec. 



£ s. d. Expenditure. 

6 II 8 Expenses of meetings 

7 II o t Printing 
Stationery 

Purchase of literature 
Postages 

Delegate's expenses 
Deficiency on Garden Fete 
Balance in hand 



£ 


s. 


d. 





8 





I 





6 





18 


4 





10 


10 


2 











4 


6 





9 


10 


8 


10 


8 



£^^ 2 

GARDEN FETE ACCOUNT, JUNE 15TH, 1909. 



£iA 



Receipts. 
To Collections 

Sold at Stall 

Cakes, etc., sold ... 
Balance due to Treasurer, 

and carried to General 

Account 



£ s. 


d. 


17 





8 


9 


I 


I 


1 

9 


10 


;^i 16 


8 



Expenditure. 
By Expenses of Tea 
Expenses of Deputation . 
Chairs, etc. ... 
Printing 



£ s. d. 

O II o 

040 

080 

o 13 8 



£1 16 8 



Audited and found correct, 

E. H. Wakeford, Chairman of Committee. 



6o 
ISLE OF WIGHT BRANCH. 

President.— Rt. Hon. The Earl of Mar. 
Vice-Presidents. 



The Countess of Mar. 
Mrs. Howard Brooke. 
Mrs. A. Stannard (John Strange 



Mrs. Pryce Hamilton. 

Mrs. E. Thornton. 

Rev. T. B. Macnamara. M.A. 



Winter) j Rev. Rowland Dawson, M.A 

Medical Patrons. — Surg. -Gen. Sir James H. Thornton, K.C.B., B.A., M.B., 
M.R.C.S. A. Bowie Esq., M.D., CM., L.R.C.P.. L.R.C.S. (Edin.). 
H. Snow, Esq., M.D. (Lond.), M.R.C.S. R. Bell, Esq., M.D.. F.F.P.S.. 
L.R.C.S. 

Life Member. — VV. Hal Gray, Esq. 
Hon. Secretaries. — Mdlle. L. Brassinne, 40, West Street, Ryde. .Miss M. Peck, 
" The Verne," St. Boniface Road, Ventnor. 
Assistant Hon. Secretary. — A. Maurice Toms, Esq., Ryde. 
Hon. Treasurers.- — Miss Emily Tyson, Ryde. Miss Frere, Ventnor. 
Ryde District Committee. 
Mrs. Underwood. I Miss M. Wilkins. 

Mrs. J. Toms. | E. H. Sianfield, Esq. 

Mdlle. Brassinne. I W. Hal Gray, Esq. 

Miss Tyson. I A Maurice Toms, Esq. 

Miss E. Tyson. M. Z. Eldridge, Esq. 

Ventnor District Committee. 
Miss Wyndham. H. Lowther, Esq., B.A., 

Miss Frere. L.R.C.P., L.F.P.S. 

Mrs. Peck. W. J. Gordon, Esq. 

Miss Roberts. C. E. Gritton. Esq., A.M.LC.E. 

Miss M. Peck. W. Crouch, Esq. 

F. H. Holdaway, Esq. 

REPORT. 

During the past year the Branch has been very active, and a grati- 
fying increase of sympathy with the Cause has resuhed. Fifteen meet- 
ings have been held in various parts of the Island, in addition to 
much, propaganda "work of a less noticeable but equally valuable 
nature ; whilst from time to time letters from Mr. Maurice Toms and 
others hav^e appeared in the local newspapers. 

Mr. E. H. Stanfield was appointed Branch Delegate to the Annual 
Meeting of the Council of the British Union, which was held at the 
Caxton Hall, Westminster, on June nth. He proposed a resolution 
to the effect thai the legacy left to the Union by the late Dr. Chas. Bell 
Taylor should be utilised as a Parliamentary Fund, and that efforts 
be made to induce Dr. Hadwen to represent the movement in the 
House of Commons. The motion was received with enthusiasm^ but 
Dr. Hadwen could not see his way clear to stand for Parliament, 
although at the same time he declared that the remembrance of the 
Council's generous and noble offer would always remain as one of 
the brightest and most gratifying reminiscences of his life. 

Two International Anti-Vivisection Congresses were held in London 
during July. No Delegate was appointed by the Branch, but a 
member of the Ryde Committee attended privately the open-air demon- 
strations v.'hich brought both gatherings to a close. 

The Report of the Royal Commission has not yet been issued, and 
the recent death of the Chairman, Lord Selby, will probably cause a 



6z 

further delay. Mr. A. J. Ram, K.C., has been appoined to the vacant 
office. There is little to hope for from the Report, as the Commission 
was strongly vivisectionist in its composition. 

News of the death of Sir Barrington Simeon, Bart., a Vice-President 
of the Branch, was received with sincere regret. The Cause can ill 
afford to lose such a staunch and influential friend. 

The Branch has been fortunate in securing Drs. Herbert Snow and 
Robert Bell (the eminent authorities on cancer) as Medical Patrons, 
whilst the Countess of Mar, Mrs. Stannaid ("John Strange Winter") 
and the Rev. F. R. Dawson (^'icar of Seaview) have kindly consented 
to become Vice-Presidents. 

The work of the Society is carried on by two Committees, and in 
order to obviate any risk of overlapping, that at Ventnor has taken 
charge of the district round Ventnor and Shanklin ; Sandown and the 
rest of the Island being allotted to Ryde. 

Details of the meetings held will be found at tlie end of the Report. 
Miss Gordon has recited at the Ventnor meetings with great charm 
and ability, her efforts proving a decided attraction. 

The Ryde Committee have kept the question constantly before the 
public. Several of the local clergy and ministers preached appro- 
pjriate sermons on Animals' Sunday (4th after Trinity). The 
" Abolitionist '' is sent regularly to a number of free libraries and 
reading rooms, to which volumes of bound pamphlets and copies of the 
novel, " Priests of Progress," have also been presented. This novel is 
very valuable in propaganda work, for many who refuse to study the 
orthodox pamphlets can be induced to read it, and are invariably 
deeply impressed. 

Mr. Maurice Toms has addressed six meetings, thereby saving the 
expense of having speakers down from headquarters. The village 
meetings have proved a decided success, and the Committee hope that 
the funds will permit of their holding many more, and opening up 
entirely fresh ground in the coming year. These meetings are in- 
valuable in educating the electorate ; and the sympathy expressed 
with the movement thereat has been most encouraging. Naturally 
few fresh subscribers are obtained on such occasions. The great diffi- 
culty of holding meetings away from Rj^de lies in the fact that long 
drives are rendered necessary by the lack of railway facilities. If the 
Committee could have the occasional use of a motor car, they would be 
enabled to reach many remote villages, which must otherwise remain 
unworked. 

The Committee especially desire to acknowledge the generosity of 
Mrs. Pryce Hamilton and of Mr. W. Hal Gray. It is hoped that a 
large number of those in sympathy with the Society will endeavour to 
subscribe at least one shilling each. A subscription is not a condition 
of membership, but it is hoped that all who can afford to subscribe 
will kindly do so, in order that an even more vigorous campaign may 
be instituted. Miss Eldridge kindly raised a sum of money for the 
Society by the sale of jam and sweets ; whilst a Jumble Sale produced 
a satisfactory profit. 

Mrs. Underwood has presented the Branch with a very handsome 
banner, painted by Miss Mabel Underwood, which has been tastefully 
mounted by the ladies at St, Mary's Convent, Ryde. The Committee 
wish to express their most grateful thanks to these kind friends. 



62 

The Committee were glad to welcome Miss Asbworth (Hob. Sec.) 
and members of the Soutbsea Brancb of the London and Provincial 
Anti-Vivisection Society at the first Annual Meeting in January. A 
party from Ryde attended the Members' Meeting of the Soutbsea 
Society in June, when Mr. A. M. Toms gave an address. The cordial 
relations thus established between the two Societies cannot fail to be 
productive of good results. 

On November 2nd, Mr. Stephen Paget gave a lantern lecture in 
defence of vivisection at the small Town Hall, at the close of which 
Nurse Cross (Organising Sec. of the Union) invited him to meet Dr. 
Hadwen in public debate at Ryde. Mr. Paget replied that his Society 
did not accept challenges, but that he, as an individual, would debate 
with Dr. Hadwen. Protracted negotiations ensued, but the Com- 
mittee regret that at present no arrangements have been made. The 
delay is very disappointing, as the proposed debate has aroused great 
interest. Dr. McKay, who at the meeting at Newport on December 
2nd made the usual assertions in attempting to defend Vivisection, was 
also invited to debate with a medical opponent (the Branch paying all 
expenses), but very promptly refused ! 

Both Committees hope to be able to accomplish an even greater 
amount of work in 1910, than was done last year. There is, however, 
great need of workers to undertake the judicious distribution of litera- 
ture and to bring the questions before the notice of Parliamentary 
electors. The Committees earnestly appeal to every member to secure 
at least one recruit for the cause in the present year. The future of 
the movement is very hopeful, as the people are beginning to realise 
the existence in their midst of the vivisection system ; and knowledge of 
its true nature begets determination to secure its total abolition. The 
vivisectors have the support of many in high worldly position, and of 
powerful vested interests, but we have justice and the true interests 
of science upon our side. There is no doubt that the enlightened 
conscience and practical common sense of the great mass of the people 
will eventually cause this terrible evil to be swept away. 

As Dr. Herbert Snow says : " Like many another giant evil of the 
past, bolstered up for long years by all the resources of wealth, of 
learning, and even of so-called religion, the vivisection system is 
nothing less than a foul national plague-spot, fully as iniquitous as 
they once were. Like them, in its turn, when the time is ripe, it will 
vanish; and men will wonder how it could ever have been." 

The following is a detailed list of the meetings held during the 
year; those arranged by the Ventnor Committee being denoted by an 
asterisk. 

Date. Place. Chairman and Speakers. 

Jan. 21. Literary Society's Hall, Mr. E. H. Stanfield. 

Newport. Miss B. E. Kidd. 

,, 22. Young's Private Hotel, Mr. E. H. Stanfield. 

Ryde. Miss B. E. Kidd. 

(ist Ann. Members' meet- Rev. C. B. Bevan, M.A. 

ing). Mr. A. M. Toms. 

,, ,, The Institute, Shanklin. Mr. E. H. Stanfield. 

(Both Committees jointly). Miss B. E. Kidd (lantern). 

Mar. 3. Longford Institute, Mr. J. Wiikins. 

Haven St. Mr. A. M. Toms (lantern). 



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Mar. 15. Vectis Hall, Cowes. 



,, 16. *Literary Institute, Ventnor. 

,, 17. *United Methodist School- 
room, Wroxall. 
,, 18. Assembly Rooms, 

Sea View. 
Apr. 22. Church Hall, Brading. 

Aug. 31. Temperance Hall, 

Newchurch. 
Sept. 6. Open-Air Meeting on Fish- 
bourne Green. 
,, 17. Congregational School- 
room, Elmfield. 
Oct. 27. *United Methodist School- 
room, Wroxall. 
Nov. 29. Oddfellows' Hall, Sandown. 

Dec. 2. Literary Society's Hall, 

Newport. 



Mr. E. 

Miss B 
Mr. A. 
Mr. G. 
Miss B 
Mr. F. 
Miss B. 
Rev. F, 
Miss B. 
Mr. E. 
Mr. A. 
Mr. W, 
Mr. A. 
Mr. W 
Mr. A. 
Mr. E. 
Mr. A. 
Mr. W. 
Mr. A. 
Mr. W 
Mr. A. 
Mr. W 
Mrs. B 
Mr. A 



H. Stanfield. 
E. Kidd. 
M. Toms. 
Barfoot. 

E. Kidd (lantern). 
H. Holdaway. 

Kidd (lantern). 

Dawson, M.A. 

Kidd. 

.Stanfield. 

Toms. 

d Gray. 



E. 
R. 
E. 
H. 

M. 
Ha 



M. Toms. 

Hal Gray. 
M. Toms. 
H. Stanfield. 
M. Toms. 
J. Gordon. 
M. Toms. 

Hal Gray. 
M. Toms. 

Hal Gray. 
aillie-Weaver. 
M. Toms. 



Miss Anstey ... 
Mdlle. Brassinne 

Miss Boyd 

Miss Clifford 

Miss Caldecott 

Rev. F. R. Dawson 

Mrs. Dore 

Mr. and Miss Eldridge 

Miss Fisher ... 

Mr. W. Hal Gray ... 

Miss Green ... 

Miss Greaves 

Mr. Pryce Hamilton 

Mrs. Pryce Hamilton 

Mrs. Hudson 

Mrs. Hath way 

Miss James ,.. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kerridge 

Miss King 

Mr. W. Kerridge 
Mr. F. Kerridge 
Mrs. Lister ... 
Mr. Max Leeds 
Miss O. E. Lehmann 

Mrs. Lockie 

Miss Lockie ... 
Miss N. Marriott 



RYDE DISTRICT. 

Subscribers. 





s. 


d. 





2 








2 


6 





2 


6 


2 


2 





1 











10 








I 


6 





5 








I 





5 


5 








I 








I 





2 








5 





o 





2 


6 





5 








2 








I 








I 


'J 





I 








I 








6 


6 





2 


6 





2 


6 





2 








2 








2 






Miss Mackie 

Miss Margt. Marriott 

" Mac " (per Misses Stokes 

and Clarke) 
Miss Helen Mason ... 

Mrs. Martin 

Mrs. and rhe Misses Morlet 
Miss Julia Matthews 
Mrs. Ogston ... 
Mrs. Painter ... 

Miss Pigou 

Miss M. B. Pigou ... 

Mrs. Reed 

Mrs Ruble ... 
Mr. John Rose 
Miss Rowlaid 
Miss Leslie Storey ... 
Mrs. Heckstall Smith 
Mrs. Storey ... 
Miss E. P. Sayer ... 
Miss L. Maud .Storey 
Mr. E. H. Stanfield 
Mrs. Scholefield 
Miss Smartt ... 
Mr. F. W. Sargent 
Mrs. Thornton 
Mrs. Toms ... 



s. d. 
2 6 



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Mr. A. M. Toms 
Miss Tyson ... 
Miss Emily Tyson 
Mrs. Underwood 
Mr. Whitworth 
Miss Mannsrs Wood 



£ s. 



Mrs. Willdns 
Miss M. Wilkins 
W. J. W. ... 
Mrs. Youn^ ... 



/: 


s. 


d. 


o 


1 





o 


.'^ 





o 


2 


6 





I 


o 



;^26 8 



STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS, JAN. i to DEC. 31, i<)O0. 



Receipts. 

To Balance in hand 
,, Subscriptions and Dona- 
tions 
,, Nelt Proceeds of Jumble 

Sale 

,, Sales of Literature 

,, Collections at Meetings 

,, Sale of Jam and Sweets 

(per Miss Eldridge) 
,, Collection by " Caesar " 

(per Mrs. Underwood)... 
,, Donations under is. ... 



£ s. d. 

6 4 2i 

26 8 o 



4 12 



o 10 
o 3 



Expenditure. 

£ s. d. 

By Printing and Adver- 
tising 18 5 3^ 

,, Hire of Halls and Ex- 
penses of Meetings ... 10 2 25 

,, Postages and Stationery 7 3 3 

,, Purchases of Literature 3 10 11 

,, Donation to Head- 
quarters ... ... ... o 5 o 

,, Balance in hand ... 4 16 5 



January 5, igio. 



Mrs. Austen 
Miss Anthony 
Mrs. Burgoyne 
Mrs. Brading 
Mrs. A. Bull 
Mrs. Bound 
Miss M. Brumwell 
Miss B. B,rumwell 
Miss Burton 
Mr. Bull ... 
Miss Cotton 
Miss Collins 
Miss A. Crosv 
Miss Coles ... 
Mr. Cooper 
Mr. Crouch 

M. D 

L. D. 

Miss Everitt 

A Friend 

Mrs. Fanner 

Miss Fisher 

Mr. W. J. Gordon 

Lady Gal way 

Miss Grimly 



;^44 3 I I ;^44 3 i 

Examined and found correct, 
M. Z. Eldridge, 
Miss E. Tvson, Hon. Treasurer. 



£ s. d. 
026 
100 
026 



\'ENlNOR 


DISTRICT. 




Subsc 


fibers. 


£ 


s. 


d. 




. 


I 





Mr. C. E. Gritton 


. 


I 





Miss Hue 


. 


10 





Mrs. Harding 


. 


I 





Miss Holro/d 


n 


2 





Miss Harvey 


. 


2 





Mr. Harris 


. 


2 





Miss Humby 


. 


2 


n 


Mr. F. H. Holdaway 


. 


2 


6 


Dr. H. Lo-.vther ... 


. 


I 





Miss Monro 


. 


I 





Mrs. W. H. Mitchell 


. 


I 





Mrs. W. G. Mitchell 


. 


2 


6 


Mrs. Merriman 


. 


I 





Ihe Missis Marriett 


. 


I 





Miss Ponton 


. 


,T 





Miss Pierce 


. 


2 


6 


Mr. Perrett 


. 


2 


6 


Mrs. Panrucker 


. 


I 





Mrs. Peck 


. 


I 





Miss M. Peck 


. 


2 


(S 


Miss Roberts 


. 


2 


6 


Miss C. Smith 


. 


2 


6 


Miss Smith 


. 


2 


6 


Miss I. Smith 


. 


2 


6 1 


Miss Smith 



65 



Mrs. Seward 
Miss Thompson 
Capt. Tyl-Br 
Mrs. E. Vincent . 
Mrs. Rain Walker 
Miss Wyndham 



£ s. d. 



I 
I 
1 
I 


o 

o 
o 


T. A. W. . 
Mrs. Watson 
Miss Wilme 


5 
3 




6 





£ 


s. 


d. 





2 


6 





I 


o 


o 


I 


u 



£7 13 6 



.STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS, JAN. i to DEC. 31. iqoc). 



Receipts. 

To Balance in hand 
,, Subscriptions and Dona- 
nations 
,, Collections at Meetings 



£ s. 
3 4 I 

7 13 

o 15 



Expenditure. 

By Printing and Ad\'ertis- 

ing 

,, Hire of Halls and 
Expenses of Meetings 
(other than ad\ertis- 

ing) 

,, Postages 

,, Purchase of literature 
,, Balance in hand 



/: 



2 19 11 



9i 

6 

6 



5 12 



January 4, 1910. 



-^11 13 95 ^11 13 9j 

Examined and found correct, 

Chas. E. Gritton, 

Miss Frere, Hon. Treasurer. 



LETCHWORTH ANTI=VIVISECTION LEAGUE. 

President.— Miss G. H. Black. 

Committee. 

Mrs. Bignall. I Mrs. Goeby. 

Miss Bullock. | Mrs. Pethybridge. 

Hon. Treasurer. — Mrs. Eckersley. 

}Ioii. Secretary. — Mr. W. H. Burrow, Hawthornden, Letchworth. 

REPORT. 

This Society was formed on Februar}^ i, igoy, when a social gathering 
took place at the Howard Memorial Hall invited by Miss G. H. Black, 
of St. Cuthbert's, Letchworth. A large number of Garden City residents 
attended and over thirty members of the new Society were at once 
enrolled, Miss Black becoming President of the League, and Mr. W. 
H. Burrow, Honorary Secretarj'. 

The Society's work has been chiefly concerned with the distribution 
of literature. In May, 1908, an invitation was sent to Mr. Stephen 
Paget to deliver an address in Garden Ctiy on the aims of the newly- 
formed "Research Defence League." Mr. Stephen Paget promptly 
accepted the invitation, but on the day preceding the date fixed for the 
address, Mr. Paget withdrew from his engagement and introduced 
Dr. Morgan Jones as a substitute. Dr. Jones was accorded a patient 
hearing and subsequent questions and discussion proved distinctly 
favourable to the cause of Anti-Vivisection. 

In January, 1909, the Letchworth League resolved to associate itself 
with the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. This affiliation 
has been duly approved, and the Letchworth League is now an active 
Branch of the British Union. 



66 



A very successful meeting was held in the Howard Memorial Hall 
on April i, 1909, when Dr. W. R. Hadwen attended and gave a con- 
vincing address on the worthlessness to medical science of the opera- 
tions of vivisection. 

The thanks of the League are due to Miss G. H. Black for the use 
of her cottage, the "Rosary," for committee meetings; to Mr. Goeby, 
of the "Ardom Press," for supplying printed forms for the League; and 
to Mrs. Eckersley for her work as treasurer. The League has no paid 
service, the whole of its subscriptions being spent in propagandist work. 

It is especially fitting that Garden City residents should support 
the Anti-Vivisection movement, the City being founded upon principles 
of mutual loyalty and sympathy, and those principles should be extended 
to our sub-human fellow creatures. The practice of vivisection being 
an unmixed curse alike to those who suffer and those who inflict it, 
and the existing laws for its regulation being entirely useless for pre- 
vention of its cruelties, the Letchworth League stands with the British 
Union for total and complete abolition. 

The Letchworth League was well represented at the Triennial 
Conference of the World League of Opponents of Vivisection and fur- 
nished a banner for the Conference procession. 

LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 









£ 


s. 


d. 




£ 


s. 


d. 


Woodward, Miss 






.. 


2 


6 


Wing, Miss 





2 


6 


Cuthbert, Mrs. 


(two sub- 






Hunt, Miss ... 





I 





scriptions) ... 






.. 


10 





Todhunter, Mrs 





I 





Denman, Miss 






.. 


2 


6 


Teadale, Mrs. 





I 





Denman, Miss 






.. 


2 


6 


Graham, Mrs. 





I 





Graham, Mrs. 






.. 


I 





Partway, S. B., Mr. 





2 


6 


Poyntz-Stuart, ^ 


rs." 




.. 


2 


6 


Lindsey, Lady 





2 


6 


Cave, Mrs. ... 






.. 


I 


2 


Grove-Grady, Mrs. 


I 








Whisk, Miss... 






.. 


1 





Brignall, Mrs. (two sub- 








Whisk, Miss N. 






.. 


I 





scriptions) ... 





2 





Hardy, Miss A. 






.. 


I 





Hunter, Mrs. 





I 





Black, Miss ... 






.. 


2 


6 


Thatcher, Miss 





I 





Cooke, Miss ... 






.. 


2 


6 


Snowden, Mr. 





I 





Burton, Mrs. 






.. 


I 





Sumner, Miss 





2 


6 


Goeby, Mr. ... 






.. 


I 


6 


Leslie King, Mrs. ... 





2 


6 


Goeby, Mrs. ... 






.. 


I 


6 


Pearson, Mrs. 





I 





Reckitt, Miss 






.. 


I 





Macbeth Bain, Mr. 





I 





Hunter, Mrs. 






.. 


I 





Booth, Miss 





1 





Sheen, Miss ... 






.. 


I 





Nicholson, Miss 





I 





Sherson, Miss 






.. 


I 



















Steward, Mrs. 






.. 


2 


6 




£4 


6 


2 








BALANCE 


: SHEET. 








Receipt 


s. 


£ 


s. 


d. 


Expenditure. 


£ 


s. 


d. 


Subscriptions 






.. 4 


6 


2 


Literature 





3 


9 


Donations 






.. 


4 





Hire of Hall 





8 


I 


Stationery, Postage, 


etc 


. , 






Stationery, postages, etc. ... 





5 





given by Hon. 


Sec 




.. 


5 





Posters and Advertisements 





9 


3 


Collection at Pu 


blic 


Mee 


t- 






Speaker's Expenses 


I 


7 





ing, April ist 






I 


2 


Is 


Fee to British Union 
Delegate's Tickets to World 

League 
Balance in hand 


I 


I 


I 

15 
8 





2i 



£i 17 3i 



£5 17 3i 



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^ LIVERPOOL AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

President. — Colonel Sandys, M.P. 
Vice-Presidents. — Rev. A. M. Mitchell, Dr. John B. Edis, Mrs. Tyrer. 

Committee. 



Miss Brown. 

Mrs. Dowling. 

Rev. Charles R. Green 

Miss Hitchinan. 



Miss Pennell. 
Councillor W. H. Priest. 
Miss Edith Scott. 
A. Ross, Esq. 
Hon. Secretary. — Miss Mary B. Pennell. 

REPORT. 

No great events have marked the year 1909 locally, although we note 
with satisfaction the steady progress which the Anti-Vivisection movement 
is making throughout the country. A public meeting was held by our 
Branch last April, when the speaker was the Rev. Arthur Mursell, of 
Stockwell, London. The Branch distributes 50 copies of the "Abolitionist" 
monthly among its members, and has on special occasions made a 
particular distribution of pamphlets or leaflets. During the General 
Election the candidates were approached and their views elicited on the 
subject of vivisection. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS. 

(Collected by Miss L. Bus well.) 





£ 


s. 


d. 




£ 


s. 


d. 


Armson, Mrs. 


... 


I 





Stapledon, Mrs. 


... 


10 





Ashworth, Miss 


... 


3 





[ Tyrer, Mrs 


... 


10 





Bartlett, Mrs. 


... 


I 





Watson, Mrs. T. L. 


... 


2 


6 


Bradley, Miss A. ... 


... 


2 





1 Webster, Mrs. 


I 


I 





Cain, C. (collection) 


... 


4 


3 


Wharton, Miss 


... 


2 


6 


Craine, Miss M. 


... 


I 





Wycherley, C. 


... 


10 





Dowling, Mrs. 


... 


5 


6 


Alexander, Rev. A. 


... 


I 





Fazakerley, Miss A. 


... 


2 


6 


Bell, The Misses 


... 


2 


6 


Green, Rev. C. R. ... 


... 


2 


6 


Birch, Mrs. ... 


... 


I 





Hargrave, Mrs. 


... 


I 





Boggs, Mrs. 





I 





Herbert, Miss I. 


... 


3 





Brown, A 


... 


I 





Hughes, Dr. Lucas 


... 


I 





Brown, Mrs. A. 


... 


I 





Jackson, Miss 


... 


I 





Burgess, Miss 


... 


I 





Jones, Miss B. 


... 


I 





Buswell, John 


... 


2 





Leigh, Miss E. M. 


I 








Buswell, Miss L. ... 


... 


2 





Macintyre, Miss 


... 


I 





Clark, Miss ... 


... 


2 





M'Cartney, Miss ... 


... 


I 





Clark, Miss (donation) 


... 


2 





Mill, Miss Emily ... 


I 


I 





Clay, Mrs 


... 


I 





Munn, Miss Isa ... 


... 


I 





Colbourne, Mrs. 


.. 


2 





Munn, Miss M. 


... 


2 





Dawkins, Mrs. 


.. 


I 





Partridge, T. J. 


... 


2 





Dunn, Dr. 


.. 


3 





Patterson, Mrs. 


... 


I 





Dutton, Mrs. C. ... 


.. 


I 





Pennell, Miss 


... 


5 





Ferguson, Miss 


.. 


2 


6 


Pennell, Miss M. B. 


... 


5 





Getty, Miss 


.. 


I 





Radford, Mrs. 


... 


1 





Innis, Mrs. ... 


.. 


I 





Revis, Miss Eva 


... 


2 


6 


Nixon, Mrs. R. W.... 


.. 


7 


6 


Roberts, Mrs. 


... 


2 


6 


Parke, Miss 


.. 


I 





Robilliard, Miss C... 


... 


2 


6 


Pope, Rev. F. J. 


.. 


I 





Shore, Mrs 


... 


2 





Pope, Mrs. ... 


.. 


I 





Sinister, Miss F. ... 


... 


I 





Prowse, Mrs. 


.. 


I 






68 





£ 


s. 


d. 




£ 


s. 


- A 


Readdie, Mrs. 


... 







Wadman, Rev. H. A. 





2 


6 II 


Richards, Miss 


... 







Walker, Mrs. S 





I 


^ 1 


Rogers, Mrs. 


... 







Weightman, Mrs 





I 


1 


Sutcliffe, Miss 


... 







Woodward, Mrs 





I 





Symon, Miss... 










- 






i 








Taylor, P. ... 


... 









10 


9 


3 


Taylor, Miss 


... 

















BALANCE SHEET. 






• - 


Recei 


PTS. £ 


s. 


d. 


Expenditure. 


£ 


s. 


d. 


Balance from 1908 


... II 


7 


10 


Donation to British Union 


2 


2 





Subscriptions and 


Dona- 






Donation to the Northern 






1 


tions for 1909 


... 10 


9 


3 


Anti-Vivisection Federa- 
















tion ... 


I 


I 













Expenses incurred for Pub- 
















lic Meeting, Lecturer, 
















Room, Printing, and Ad- 






'' 










vertising 


4 


3 













Literature, "Abolitionist," 
















etc. ... 


2 


18 


3 










Postages, etc. 


2 


I 


5^ 










Balance in hand ... ... 9 


II 

17 


4i 

I 




;^2i 


17 


I 



NORTHAMPTON BRANCH. 

President.— Rev. W. B. Sleight. 
V ice-P residents . 
Councillor and Mrs. G. W. Beattie. I Rev. — Roxburgh. 
Mr. T. Purser. 
Rev. S. Needham. 
Rev. H. T. Pickett. 
Rev. Canon Jephson, M.A. 



Mrs. Rose Scott. 
Mr. E. C. Brambley. 
Miss Sale. 



Committee. 
Mrs. Rowe. Mrs. Page. 

Mrs. Mallard. Mrs. Allen. 

Mrs. Gibbs. Mrs. Duke. 

Miss Walker. j Miss Freeman. 

Mrs. Ashford. Mr. W. T. Church. 

Treasurer. — Mr. G. W. Pettit. 



REPORT. 

It is with regret that we learn that the late Hon. Secretary of this 
Branch, Mr. Edward Waterman, can no longer hold office owing to stress 
of other work. Mr. Waterman has on several occasions addressed 
audiences in connection with the various Churches of Northampton on 
the subject of vivisection, and a few years ago was one of our most 
energetic workers, but latterly his time has been fully taken up in other 
directions. As soon as possible during 1910 a campaign will be held in 
Northampton ; meanwhile Mrs. Waterman has kindly undertaken the 
duties of Hon. Secretary. 

The past year has not been altogether without Anti-Vivisection propa- 
ganda, for on October 3 Mr. Eraser Hewes gave an address to about 



69 



six hundred men at the Victoria Hall, which was greatly appreciated. 
The interest aroused on the occasion, and the literature distributed, kept 
the Anti-Vivisection flag flying, especially as the meeting was well 
reported in the local papers. 



-Ashford, Mrs 

Bates, Mrs. L 

Beattie, Councillor and Mrs. 

Beeby, Mr 

Church, Mrs 

Church, Mr. W. T 

Church, Miss 

Clark, Miss 

Despond, Mrs 

Duke, Mrs. VV 

Gibbs, Mrs 

Glenn, Mr 

Harvie, Mrs. A 

Harris, Mr. Hinton 

Heygate, Mrs 

Hutchings, Miss 

Jackson, Mrs 

Kilby, Mrs 

F.owick, Mrs 

Payne, Mr 

Pettit, G. W., Esq 



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£ s. d. 



£ 



Pickett, Rev. H. J 

Prestland, Mrs o 

Purser, Mr. T o 

Rice, Mrs o 

Rogers, Mr o 

Rowe. Mr o 

Sale, Mr. J o 

Sale, Miss o 

Smith, Miss E o 

Stringer, Mrs o 

Swann, Mrs o 

Timms, Miss o 

Timms, Mr. R o 

\\^alker. Miss o 

\\^aterman, Mr. E o 

Ward, Mr o 

Watkin, Miss o 

Whiting, Mrs o 

Wells, Mr o 



;^S 



BALANCE SHEET. 



Receipts. 



Subscriptions 



£ s. d. 

5 lo o 



d. 



£s lo 



Expenditure. £ 

Due to Treasurer o o lo 

" Mercury " account o ii 3 

" Chronicle " account o 12 6 

Stamps, Stationery, etc. ... o 6 o 

By Balance 3 19 5 



£s 10 



NORTH DEVON BRANCH. 

Comniittee. 
Mr. C. Foyster. | Mrs. Brooking. 

Mrs. Foyster. Mr. Swift. 

Mrs. Robinson. Mr. Foster. 

Mr. Brooking. ( Miss Annette Spalding. 

Hon. Secretaries. — Dr. Newby, F.R.C.S., and Miss Gillespie, Heim, St. 

Peter's Terrace, Ilfracombe. 
Hon. Treasurer. — Miss Wormall, Western Bank, Ilfracombe. 



REPORT. 

For a quarter of a century there has existed in Ilfracombe an Anti- 
Vivisection Society, started in 1884 by clergy of the two parishes, which 
after the departure of the Rev. Hanbury Barnes was engineered by our 



70 

late honoured fellow-townsman^ Mr. Theobald. After his death, it 
seemed as though no Society were going to survive, but at the sug- 
gestion of a few ardent Anti-Vivisectionists a meeting was held at the 
house of Miss Wormall, and it was then, on May 7, 1909, decided to 
commence a new work, not Auolently disconnected with what had gone 
before, and pronouncing distinctly for total abolition. With these 
views the members sought and obtained affiliation with the British 
Union. A preliminary meeting addressed by our own members in the 
Church Missionary Society's room, not publicly advertised in any way, 
was a decided success, over 60 persons assembling. Nurse Cross' 
services had been kindly placed at the disposal of the Committee prior 
to the meeting for some days, and she succeeded in enlisting a number 
of new subscribers, and in routing in discussion several objectors. Later 
in the year 1909, Miss Kidd (accompanied by Nurse Cross) visited Ilfra- 
combe, and spoke with marked ability on a Friday evening and Sunday 
afternoon in November in the Town Hall. We are grateful to Head- 
quarters for the assistance thus given free of cost to us, and for the 
promise of a lecture in the Spring by Dr. Hadwen. 

We are sorry that our first Secretary, Mr. Holmden, does not feel 
able to continue his work, which he only undertook fro tern, and into 
which he threw much energy, an asset as valuable as his charm of 
manner. He tried hard to get interest in the work shown in the other 
towns of North Devon, but so far with small success, though he is 
still trying. Dr. Newby, F.R.C.S., has kindly consented to take his 
place as Hon. Sec. Miss Gillespie is devoting herself chiefly to the 
distribution of literature, and earnestly appeals to members to take 
in the "Abolitionist." At present only a very few persons subscribe 
specifically for it, but she is Lending round a dozen copies supplied to 
us gratis to as many members as possible. 

The number of annual subscribers to our funds is 47, and there 
are 10 other donors. The Committee confidently hope for an extension 
of membership as a result of Dr. Hadwen's lecture in the Spring. 

We venture to think there is much room for encouragement, and 
that the Anti-Vivisection cause in North Devon is likely to be more in 
evidence than it has been for many years. We believe we are on the 
right lines, and as some of our Committee are enthusiasts, we have faith 
that although our efforts may seem to bear little fruit, they cannot 
fall to the ground. 

BALANCE SHEET. 
Receipts. 

Subscriptions and Dona- 
tions 

Collections at Meetings ... 

Contributed by Mr. Holm- 
den ... 



February 5th, 1910. 



£ 


s. d. 


Expenditure. £, s. 


d. 






Cost of Meetings 2 14 


9 


5 


2 


Postage 7 


4 





13 II 


Literature ... ... ... 9 









Stationery 17 


3 


I 


8 3 


Mr. Holmden's Expenses i 8 


3 






Balance in hand 1 7 


7 


£i 


4 2 


£i 4 


2 




Examined and found correct, 








Chas. N. Foyster 





71 

NORTH ESSEX BRANCH. 

REPORT. 

The North Essex Branch of the British Union (which had its origin 
in the generosity of the Hon. Pauline Cranstoun, who provided the 
expenses of a campaign) was formed on March 3, 1904, after a drawing- 
room meeting held in .virs. Baillie-Weaver's house in Newport, Mrs. Baillie- 
Weaver undertaking the post of Hon. Sec. -pro tern. On the following 
day a public meeting was held in the Town Hall, Saffron Walden, when 
Dr. Herbert Snow took the chair, and the speakers were H. Baillie- 
Weaver, Esq., LL.B., and Miss Kidd. On March 5 Miss Kidd addressed 
another meeting at Stansted. At a General Meeting held on July 23 it 
was decided to do propaganda work in the surrounding villages by dis- 
tributing pamphlets from house to house. Four members spent two 
afternoons in Stansted, where there were until lately two vivisectionist 
farms, and where one such farm still exists, and called at every cottage 
and small house in the place, leaving literature and speaking to the 
people when opportunity offered. As they were favourably received, 
the Hon. Sec. thought it might be possible to get up some small after- 
noon meetings for working women, and accordingly hired a small room 
at the back of a shop, the proprietor of which is in sympathy with Anti- 
Vivisection. Two meetings were held, but as the attendance was small, 
they were then discontinued. 

The Hon. Sec. has held a number of informal meetings, generally one 
a month, in order to make known to members the claims and methods 
of vivisectors. At one of these Dr. Hadwen's exposure of the Malta fever 
fallacies was read and discussed. 

The Branch has no very definite work or progress to report, but it 
may fairly be said that the fact of vivisection has been made known to 
many who were previously unaware of its existence, and that a feeling 
against vivisection has been created amongst the population, which is 
chiefly rural. Several electors have promised to write to the Parlia- 
mentary candidates to ask their views on vivisection, and it is hoped that 
questions may be asked at meetings. 



LIST 



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£ s. 


d. 




2 


6 


Laver, Miss 


2 


6 


Merry weather, Miss 


2 


6 


Reade, Mrs. 


2 


6 


Ridley, Miss 


2 


6 


Sheffield, The Misses (dona 


2 


6 


tion) 


2 


6 


Strudwick, Miss A.... 


2 


6 


Strudwick, Miss E. 


2 


6 


Staines, Mrs. H. J. 


2 


6 


Walton, Mrs. 


I 





Waterhouse, Mrs 


I 





Williams, Mr. John 


I 





Wiskin, Mrs. 


2 


6 


Wright, Mrs. 



£ s. d. 
026 



Baillie-Weaver, H., Esq. 
Baillie-Weaver, Mrs. 
Barnard, Miss Janet 
Bellingham, Mrs. ... 
Byford, Mr. 

Byford, Mrs 

Byford, Miss 

Cattlow, Mrs. 

Cattlow, Mr. H. F. 

Cattlow, Miss 

Daniels, Miss 

Fairbrother, Miss ... 

Green, Mrs. R. C. 

Hart, Mr. W. E. ... 

Jeffreys, Miss Maud 

Jeffreys, Miss Grace ... o i o | jQt, 17 6 






7 


6 





2 


6 





I 








2 


6 





2 


6 





5 











6 





2 


6 





10 






Receipts. 
By Subscriptions 



72 • 
BALANCE SHEET. 



£ s. d. 

3 17 6 



;^3 17 6 



Expenditure. 
By Stationery 
By Postages ... 
By Printing ... 
Balance in liand 



£ s. d. 
. 016 

. o 2 II 
. 060 

• 371 

£i 17 6 



NORTH OF ENGLAND BRANCH. 

President. — Lady Swinburne. 

Commitiee. 
T. A. Smith, Esq. I R. Thompson, Esq. 

W. Rodenhurst, Esq. | Miss Forster. 

Hon. Treasurer.- — Robert B. Learmouth, Esq. 

Hon. Secretary. — Leo. H. C. Rodenhurst, Esq., Dencholme, Jesmond Park 
East, Newcastle-on-Tvne. 



REPORT. 

The headquarters of this Branch, which for some years had been at 
Middlesbrough, were transferred to Newcastle-on-Tyne in September of 
this year. Since the Hon. Secretarj'ship had been resigned by Mr. 
Stobbs, the Branch had fallen into an inactive condition, the Hon. 
Secretary -pro tern., Mrs. Cooper, being unable to do more than distribute 
literature, meetings and other work being in abeyance. The Committee 
at headquarters, experiencing a difficulty in releasing Mrs. Cooper from 
a position which she did not wish to be permanent, decided, since a new 
Hon. Secretary could not be found in Middlesbrough, that Newcastle 
would form a better centre, and resolved, therefore, to hold a campaign 
here with a view to reconstituting the Branch. The campaign, under 
the direction of Nurse Cross, assisted by Mr. Maurice Toms, was accord- 
ingly held, and culminated in a very well-attended public meeting, held 
in the Geographical Institute, on September 30. Colonel Coulson, J. P., 
took the chair, and Dr. Hadwen was the speaker. The success of this 
meeting, by far the largest ever held for any kindred subject in New- 
castle, gave us great encouragement. On October 15 a meeting of sub- 
scribers was held in the Health Food Restaurant, Cloth Market, when 
a Committee was formed, and the President, Hon. Secretary, and Hon. 
Treasurer duly elected. A set of rules was drawn up and adopted. 

The Hon. Secretary has since addressed two meetings, the first on 
November 19, in Rutherford College, and the second on December 21, 
in St. Nicholas' Schoolroom. The Branch has made very good progress 
during the three months since the transference of its Centre to New- 
castle, and the Committee look forward to presenting a still more satis- 
factory Report next vear, when they vdll be able to record twelve months' 
uninterrupted work. 



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LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 



£ s. d. 

Abbott, W., Esq 020 

Bailes, Miss M 026 

Bailes, Miss C. L 026 

Bell, Mrs 026 

Bell, Mrs n 1 o 

Bell, Miss L 026 

Blackburn, Mrs o 2 6 

Bowes, C, Esq o 2 6 

Brackenbury, Mrs o 5 o 

Brown, Miss o i o 

Clark, T. W., Esq o i o 

Clayton, Mrs o i o 

Crisp, W. , Esq o i o 

Dixon, W. J., Esq o i o 

Douglass, R. G., Esq n i o 

Dransfield, Mrs. E o 2 6 

Eades, Rev. D o 5 o 

Fleury, Miss o 2 6 

Forster, Miss M. F o 2 6 

Friend, A 004 

Fulton, W., Esq 050 

Gallettie, E. J., Esq o i o 

Gibson, R. E., Esq 050 

Gibson, Mrs 026 

Gillam, Miss S 026 

Golding, Mrs o i o 

Guffick, Miss o 12 6 

Hillman, \V. H., Esq o i o 

Illingworth, A. E., Esq. ...026 

Imeson, Miss M o i o 

Jackson, T. R., Esq o i o 

Jobson, Miss E. C. (Don.) i o o 

Jobson, Miss o 2 6 



Jobson, G., Esq 

Kilvington, Mrs 

Lcarmouth, R. B., Esq. ... 

Leng, Miss 

Leggett, Mrs. H 

Lupfer, G., Esq 

McAdam, J. P., Esq. (Don.) 

Mill, Mrs. R 

Newcomb, A., Esq 

Patterson, Miss 

Perris, F. F., Esq 

Potter, Mrs 

Robson, A. C, Esq 

Rodenhurst, L. H. C, Esq. 

Rodenhurst, Mrs 

Rodenhurst, Miss J. J. M. 
Rodenhurst, W. F. R., Esq. 

Rodenhurst, H., Esq 

Scott, H., Esq 

Sibely, G., Esq 

Simpson, S. B., Esq 

Smith, T. A., Esq 

Smith, Miss B 

Swinburne, Lady 

Thomas, S., Esq 

Thompson, R., Esq 

Tiers, L., Esq 

Webster, Miss M. F 

Wilson, W., Esq 

Wilson, Mrs 

W^hite, W. Fitzjames, Esq. 
White, Mrs. Fitzjames 



£ 



5. d. 

! 6 

) 6 

'. 6 

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: 6 

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BALANCE SHEET FOR YEAR ENDING DEC. 3151, 1909 
Receipts. ;^ s. d 



To Subscriptions and Dona- 
tions 10 



EXPE.VDITURE. ;^ S. d. 

By Stationery, Printing, etc. 246 

,, Postages I 9 10 

,, Donation to head- 
quarters I I o 

,, Balance to next year... 556 



;^io o 10 J 
Leo H. C. Rodenhurst, Hon. Secretary. 
Robert B. Le.vrmouth, Hon. Treasurer. 



jC^o o io 



Audited by 
W. F. Rodenhurst. 



74 ] 

i 
NORTH WALES BRANCH. 

President. — Sir A. Osmond Williams (Lord Lieutenant, County of Merioneth). 

Vice-Presidents. 
H. Haydn Jones, Esq., M.P. Mrs. Ffoulkes. 

(Merioneth). Mrs. Rathbone. 

The Lady Windsor. Mrs. F. A. Steel. 

Canon Hughes, Bangor. 

Hon. Treasurer. — Aid. John Evans, J. P., Tanrhiw, Barmouth. 

Hon. Secretary. — Rev. Z. Mather, Barmouth. 

Secretary. — Mr. T. Martin Williams, J. P., Barmouth. 

REPORT. 

The Welsh meetings held recently have been highly encouraging, 
and have embraced a large area. Invitations for more meetings have 
come to hand, and, to satisfy them all, a campaign will be inaugurated 
in the autumn of igio. 

The ministers and clergy, together with the teachers of our County 
and Council Schools, are all working with us heartily. 

The medical profession generally keep aloof, but we have instances 
of eminent Welsh doctors who are with us helping our efforts. 

The Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Merioneth, Sir Osmond Wil- 
liams, has become our President, and has delivered stirring appeals 
in numerous speeches in support of our cause. 

The present Member of Parliament for the County of Merioneth 
has signified his willingness to support us by consenting to act as 
one of our Vice-Presidents. He has promised, when opportunity occurs, 
to take part in public meetings. 

Arrangements are being made for open-air meetings at various 
watering-places next summer. The past season has not been very suc- 
cessful in this direction, but as a substitute we have availed ourselves 
of the advantages afforded us by the proprietor of our local paper, and 
each week during the summer months have inserted interesting facts 
relating to our movement, inviting applications for our free literature, 
and soliciting friends to support us by becoming members. Many 
responded to our appeals. 

We have to refer to the death of one of our valued members, the 
Rev. W. Hughes, Rector of Llanbedr. Mr. Hughes was an out-and-out 
Anti-Vivisectic-nist, and only recently he took the chair at a successful 
meeting held at Llanbedr, which he was instrumental in organising. 
We regret his death, and will miss a very faithful friend of oiir noble 
cause. 

W^e extend to other friends who are now unable to take the active 
interest hitherto their wont, owing to feeble and failing health, our 
sincerest sympathy. 

Our funds are limited, but we are able to meet our demands at 
present Renewed effort must be resorted to if we organise other 
centres, and we feel confident that our appeal for financial aid will not 
be fruitless. The Branch is anxious to keep in touch with the manage- 
ment at headquarters, and a representative attends the meetings in 
London each year. 

We hope to be able to secure the presence of our estimable leader, 
Dr. Walter Hadwen, at one of our meetings in the early future, and 
also the presence of the energetic Secretary, Miss B. E. Kidd. 



75 

We regret that the collection of the annual subscriptions is not com- 
plete at the time of making up our report, the majority of our members 
deferring payment till after the date fixed (December 31, 1909). 

(Rev.) Z. MATHER, 

Hon. Sec. 
T. MARTIN WILLIAMS, J.P., Sec. 

BALANCE SHEET OF ACCOUNTS FOR 1908-9. 

Receipts. jC s. d. | Expenditure. ^C s. d. 

Balance 1908 and subscrip- ; Secretary, for stamps, etc. 036 

tions 1908-9 (balance now j Fee to British Union i i o 

collected) 24 on Secretary, on account 500 

Bank interest o 2 o: Delegates' expenses to Lon- 
don 350 

j Bank charges 006 

Balance 14 12 11 

£2^ 2 II ;^24 2 II 

(Signed) T. Martin Williams, Secretary, 
John Evans, Treasurer. 



NOTTINGHAM BRANCH. 



Mrs. W. A. Brown. 

Mrs. Bunny. 

W. Hemsley, Esq. 

Hon. Treasurer. — J. Hyde Bain, Esq 



Committee. 

J. T. Perry, Esq. 
E. C. Smith, Esq. 
Francis H. Heald, Esq. 

Glencoe," Ebers Road, Carrington. 



Hon. Secretary. — J. Fraser Hewes, Esq., 26, Mapperley Road. 
Hon. Assistant Secretary. — Miss F. W. Hewes, 26, Mapperley Road. 



REPORT. 

It may be of interest to say a few words about the origin of this 
Branch, of which your Secretary was the first member and the first Secre- 
tar)\ He had been on the Committee of the local branch of the National 
Anti-Vivisection Society for some years before he became dissatisfied with 
its policy, and finally recognised that Miss Cobbe was perfectly justified 
when she left it ten years pre^'^ously and founded the British Union. 
Experience shows that " half measures " are of very little use when deal- 
ing with a great sin like Vivisection. If you ask for half a loaf you are 
likely to get half a slice ; if you ask for the whole loaf it is probable you 
will at least get half. That is the difference between the two Societies. 

His attention was first drawn to the Society by seeing its famous pic- 
ture, "A Stray Victim for the Vivisector," on the walls of Darlington 
Station. 

Having resigned from the National, he wrote to the Secretary suggest- 
ing a lecture by Dr. Hadwen, with the result that it was arranged to hold 
a fortnight's campaign. A shop in Market Street was taken, and was a 
great success, for thousands stopped to look at the pictures and read the 



76 

notices in the windows ; quantities of literature were given away, and 
hundreds signed the petition inside. A drawing-room meeting was held 
at Mrs. W. A. Brown's, at which Miss Kidd and Mr. Hewes spoke. 
Another meeting was held at the Exchange, by the Mayor's kind permis- 
sion, which was addressed by the Rev. Todd Ferrier. 

On Nov. 5; at the Mechanics' Hall, a great and enthusiastic meeting 
was addressed by Dr. Hadwen, whose eloquence and grasp of the subject 
and the effect upon the gathering, it is safe to say, will never be for- 
gotten by many who were present. We look forward to bearing this 
champion again when he comes on Thursday, February 3. 

On Nov. 9 a debate was held between Dr. Jacob, the Borough Bac- 
teriologist, and Mr. Fraser Hewes. Had the Secretary allowed it to go 
to the vote, it was quite manifest that the majority would have been on 
our side. About fort}- members were made during those few days. 

The Society owes a debt of gratitude to Mrs. De Courcy Laffan, of 
London, who gave an interesting address in the spring at the Mechanics* 
Lecture Hall, presided over by our friend, the Rev. C. Davis, M.A. 

Those who missed the lecture given a little later by Mr. Baillie 
Weaver, LL.B., missed a treat. We shall remember Mr. Weaver with 
pleasure and gratitude. 

Other meetings have been addressed by Mr. Fraser Hewes as 
follows : — 



1908. Place and Town. 

Nov. 30. Nottingham. Congregational 

Chapel, Derby Road. 
Dec. 6. Nottingham. Wesley Chapel, 

Broad Street. 
,, II. Nottingham. Mrs. E. P. 

Davis, The Park. 
,, 16. Acton, W. Friends' Meet- 
ing Room. 
1909. 
Jan. 10. Nottingham. Congregational 

College Students. 
,, 20. Nottingham. Theosophio 

Society. 
,, 28. Middlesbrough. Drawing 

Room. 
,, 28. Middlesbrough. Mechanics' 

Institute. 
Feb. 4. Watford. Adult Schools. 
,, 7. Mansfield. Adult Schools. 

,, 8. Bradford. Church Institute. 
,, 24. Cardiff. Y.W.C.A. 

Mar. 7. West Brldgford. Wesley 
Chapel, Musters Road. 

,, 10. Nottingham. Circus Street 
Mission. 

,, 15. Nottingham. Belgrave Sq. 
Presbyterian. 

,, 16. Nottingham. Morning In- 
stitute, University. 

,, 23. Nottingham. Morning In- 
stitute University. 



Chairman and Speaker. 
Rev. C. Somervell. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
do. 

Mr. J. T. Perry. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
Rev. J. Clarke. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 

do. 

Mr. J. T. Perry. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
do. 

do. 

do. 
Mr. Walter Barringer, J. P. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 

do. 
Mr. Loveridge. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 

do. 

Rev. W. Kerr. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
Major Woodward. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
Mr. Douglas. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
do. 



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igog. Place and Town. 

April 25. Bradford. Labour Church 

(two services). 
May g. Basford. Baptist Chapel, 

Palm Street. 
July 25. Bulwell. Adult Schools. 
Aug. 8. Nottingham. Radford Bro- 
therhood. 
Sept. 12. Nottingham. Christ Church, 
Unitarian, Senior Class. 
Oct. 3. Kettering. Adult Schools. 
Kettering. "Men's Own." 
,, 10. Nottingham. Cosmopolitan 

Debating Society. 
,, 17. Nottingham. Christ Church, 
Unitarian, Evening Service. 
,, ig. Nottingham. Addison Street 

Congregational. 
,, 26. Nottingham. Nottingham 

Assn. of Free Speakers. 
,, 28. Nottingham. Nottingham 
Health and Outdoor Club. 
\ov. 6. Nottingham. Students' As- 
sociation, Univ. College. 
,, 7. Sherwood. Adult Schools. 

,, 7. West Bridgford. 

Wesley Chapel, Musters 
Road. 

,, 10. Stockton Brook, nr. Stoke- 
on-Trent. Church Insti- 
tute. 

,, 21. Nottingham. Zionist Club. 



Mr 



Chairman and Speaker. 
J. Fraser Hewes. 



The 


Minister. 


Mr. 


J. Fraser Hewes 




do. 




do. 


Rev 


J. Sneddon. 


Mr. 


J. Fraser Hewes. 




do. 




do. 


Mr. 


Geo. Watts. 


Mr. 


J. Fraser Hewes. 




do. 


Mr. 


Radford. 


Mr 


J. Fraser Hewes 




do. 



do. 



do. 



Mr. 
Mr. 



E. 

J. 

do. 



C. Smith. 
Fraser Hewes. 



do. 



Dec. 



26. 



ig. 



Nottingham. Parliament 

Street Methodist Chapel. 
Mapperley. Wesleyan Chapel. 



Mr. Goldman. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
Rev. W. T. Nicholson. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
Mr. Brown. 
Mr. J. Fraser Hewes. 
The lecture at Cardiff was instrumental in obtaining about fifteen 
members and in starting a Branch of the British Union, Mr. Hewes 
appointing as secretary Mr. Arthur Loveridge, a very ardent and capable 
Anti-Vivisectionist 

Six hundred attended the lecture to the " Men's Own " at Kettering. 
Probably the most important meeting was the address to the Congre- 
gational Students, for if we convert the ministers we convert thousands 
if, as the speaker told them, they do their duty. 

Your Secretary has crossed swords three times with Dr. Christie Reid, 
and at the last of his meetings, in Sneinton, he was allowed to join in 
the discussion, when he showed from Act of Parliament, the Home Secre- 
tary's admission, and from evidence of vivisectors, that Dr. Reid did not 
know what he was talking about when he told his audience that there 
was absolutely "no suffering." Your Secretary informed him that he 
would follow him wherever he lectured and expose his ignorance of the 
subject. 

There is a pleasure in stating that every lecture has been given 
gratis. 

Members will considerably help if they will speak to their ministers, 



78 

or to the secretary of any club, institute, etc., and arrange for a lecture 
from Mr. Hewes. 

Council Meetings. 
At a meeting of members on January 22, the Secretary was elected 
to represent the Branch on the Council, which meets yearly at Head 
Office, and is made up of a representative from every Branch. At the 
following Council your representative proposed that Dr. Hadwen be 
invited to become a candidate at the next Parliamentary Election, which 
met with unanimous approval. Dr. Hadwen admitted that to represent 
u:; in Parliament was what he wished for, but since the fund which it 
was proposed to use had not been specially provided for that object it 
would be impossible to carry out. 

Executive Committee, London. 
In June your Secretary received the honour of being invited to join 
the Committee at headquarters, and earnestly hopes he may be of some 
use in advancing our cause. 

152 Members. 

It is with great pleasure your Secretary records the decided success 
of our Branch in obtaining the support of so many members in fourteen 
months, and if members will make a point of making at least one 
member during the coming year (as many have done already), our Branch 
will become a power for good. Although not the largest or wealthiest 
Society, the Biitish Union is the most active and aggressive, holding 
more public meetings than any other. 

It will be of interest to members to know that there are no highly paid 
officials in the British Union. There is no room for, or tendency to, 
mere selfishness in our Society ; all are working with one object only — 
the stopping of legalised cruelty — and members can rest content that 
every shilling they contribute is spent in trying to achieve that end. 
Many members who joined in 1908 have generously increased their sub- 
scriptions for 1909. 

Literature. 

The members receive a copy of the " Abolitionist " monthly, and a 
very large amount of literature has been distributed at every meeting, 
to the members, tc the clergy, and county gentry. Special letters have 
been sent to the county people ; also a special letter has been sent to 
ever}' clergyman, minister, and priest in Nottingham, but, it is regretted, 
with very disappointing results. A second letter sent to the Bishop of 
Southwell elicited the reply that he " did not consider there was any need 
for a crusade at the present time ! " Letters on Vivisection and Malta 
Fever have been sent to dozens of papers. The amount spent on stamps 
will give some idea of our work and activity. 

Dr. Charles Bell Taylor was one of our first members, and in his 
much regretted death in April the animals have lost one of their 
staunchest and most fearless friends. Dr. Taylor was, as everyone knows, 
a man of remarkable individuality, who said and did whatever he thought 
was right, and looked upon the principles of justice and mercy as of far 
more consequence than the good opinion of his medical brethren ; but 
his reputation and success did not depend upon studying esfrit de corfs. 
Although we have lost a valued member by the death of the great ocalist, 
we shall ever remember him with gratitude in leaving the British Union 
a goodly sum of money, like sums also going to another Anti-Vivisection 
Society and to the Anti- Vaccination Society. 



79 

The last meeting he attended on behalf of the animals he loved was 
the debate between Dr. Jacob and Mr. Fraser Hewes, when he created 
a considerable sensation by denouncing what Dr. Jacob was saying about 
microbes as "rubbish," and that he did not think Dr. Jacob believed it 
himself. 

Misguided Generosity. 
It has to be recorded with grief that large sums of money have been 
left during the past year by misguided persons for "medical research," 
which is a veiled name for the hated word Vivisection. By one legacy 
thirty physiologists are each to receive ;i^2 5o a year, and by another a 
number of men are to receive ;£2oo per annum for two years to pay them 
to experiment on animals. And yet with thousands of pounds yearly 
going into the pockets of animal torturers we are asked to believe that 
they are only working for the good of humanity. If the humane public 
would give as generously to put a stop to cruelty as others do to promote 
it, the salvation of animals would be much nearer at hand. One of the 
saddest features in our movement is the comparatively small number of 
ministers of religion who are connected with it. We hope for the time 
to come quickly when everyone occupying the position of spiritual guide 
will realise that this attempt to save our fellow creatures from the wilful 
infliction of suffering is essentially religious work, and that, as Ruskin 
said, "He who is not actively kind is cruel." Ministers have it in their 
power to create such a force of public opinion that Vivisection would 
not long survive. They ought to be our natural allies, nay our leaders, 
in this Holy War, but, be it said with shame and sorrow, they are aiding 
the powers of darkness, and, by their silence, are virtually placing them- 
selves in the ranks of the enemy. They fail to recognise that Christi- 
anity or Vivisection must end I The two are as oil and water — they 
cannot possibly work together. Christians claim that modern civilisation 
is the outcome of the example and teaching of Jesus Christ, which, in a 
word, was — that real happiness depends upon the sacrifice of self. Cer- 
tain it is the whole trend of civilisation has been to provide for and pro- 
tect the weak and those who cannot defend themselves, and yet, after 
1900 years all such principles as love, mercy, and self-sacrifice are thrown 
over, and we have in this and other so-called Christian countries brazen 
and heartless materialism, in the guise of Vivisection, whose apostles 
would have us believe that wickedness is excusable — if we can profit by 
it. If that teaching is followed out to its logical conclusion, one would 
be, justified in robbing a wealthy church, so long as he did good with the 
money; it could be used to justify the Congo atrocities; it would justify 
the re-introduction of the practice of a hundred years ago of torturing 
prisoners to extract evidence. 

But it is urgently necessary to inform those whose ears are deaf to 
the shrieks of tortured dogs, in the belief that they may save themselves 
some pain, or prolong by a little their own selfish lives, that Vivisection 
is bankrupt. 

For years the public has been told that by experiments on a "few 
animals " great advances have been made in medical science ; but we 
want facts, not mere assertions, and if we turn to the fountain head for 
our facts, viz., the Registrar General's Returns, we find these assertions 
are not borne out by the facts. The vivisector's list of cures for various 
ailments is proved to be a succession of terrible failures. Instead of 
curing their patients they kill them, as in the case of hydrophobia, con- 
sumption, cancer, plague, enteric fever, sleeping sickness, etc., etc. 



So 



Members are earnestly asked to actively join in the fight against this 
huge system of Legalised cruelty, and on no account to entertain the idea 
that they "are able to do so little." Probably everyone who has achieved 
anything felt exactly the same at first ; but none of us knows how much 
he can do until he tries. 

Don't be disheartened by the strides being made by vivisection ; there 
is a volume of feeling growing in this country which will before long 
overtake these doers of wickedness. We are bound to win ; our position 
is impregnable. 

Take heart from past experience ; slavery was more firmly established 
than is vivisection ; millions of pounds were invested in slaves, but the 
public conscience was at last aroused to the wickedness of such a traffic, 
and then — Right prevailed ! 

J. Fraser Hewes, Hon. Secretary. 

As Secretary, I would like to acknowledge with gratitude the assist- 
ance of the Committee ; of members in obtaining other members and 
getting me engagements to lecture ; the kindness of Mrs. E. P. Davis in 
arranging such a successful drawing-room meeting at her house ; Mrs. 
W. A. Brown for the same kind service ; and, lastly, the valuable help 
I have received from Mr. J. Hyde Bain and Miss F. W. Hewes. 

LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 

;^ s. d. £ s. d. 

026 Carson, Miss (1909) ... o 5 o 

Compton, Miss F. E. (1908) 026 
Compton, Miss L. M. (1908) 026 
Clifton, Miss (1908) ...026 

6 Clubb, Miss N 026 

6 Cullen, William, Esq. ...026 

o 10 o Crofts, T., Esq. ... ...026 

3 6 Cooke, Miss Agnes... ...026 

6 Cohen, J., Esq. ... ...026 

Davis, Mrs. E. P. (1908)... o 10 o 
Davis, Mrs. E. P. (1909... o 15 o 
6 Davidson, Eli, Esq. (1908) 026 
6 Davidson, George, Council- 

5 o lor, J. P. (1908) 026 

5 o Dexter, Miss J. ... ...026 

6 Davis, Rev. C, M.A. ... o 2 6 

6 Elkan. Mrs. Eliz o 2 6 

Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. E. 

(1908) 036 

Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. E. 

(1909) o 3 6 

Fitz-Patrick, W., Esq. 

(1908) ... ... ...026 

5 o Feast, Miss ... ... ... o 2 6 

5 o Glover, P. W. , Esq. (1908) 026 

5 o Goddard, W. E., Esq. (1908) 026 

6 Goddard, W. E., Esq. (1909) 050 

6 Goater, Mrs ... ... o 2 6 

5 o Gamble, Mrs. T 050 

5 o Gamble, Mrs. A. ... ...030 

6 Gray, T. C. , Esq. ... ... o 2 6 

6 Goldman, Ralph, Esq. ... o 5 o 

6 Hewes, J. Fraser, Esq. 

6 (1908) 220 



Aldworth, Miss E. (1908) ... 
Adcock, John, Esq. (1908)... 
Anderson, Miss 
Anderson, D. G., Esq. 

(1908) 

Bain, J. Hyde, Esq. (1908) 
Bain, J. Hyde, Esq. (1909) 

Bain, Mrs. J. Hyde •- o 

Brown, Mrs. W. A. (1908) o 
Blundell, Miss M. E. 

(1908-9) ... o 

Blake, Mrs. (1908) o 

Barrett, J., Esq. (1908 ... o 

Bennett, C. L., Esq. (190S) o 

Beilby, Mrs. M. (1908-9) ... o 

Bunney, Mrs. (1908) ... o 

Baker, W. A., Esq. (1908) o 

Butler, Mrs. (1908-9) ... o 

Browne, Mrs. Walter 

(1908-9) ... o 

Bryan, George, Esq. ... o 

Barringer, Walter, Esq., 

J.P o 

Barringer Mrs. Walter ... o 

Bradley, Herbert, Esq. ... o 

Bell, W. T., Esq o 

Birt, A. H., Esq o 

Belshaw, Miss (1908) ... o 

Belshaw, Miss (1909) ... o 

Baumfield, B., Esq. ... o 

Beilby, A. E., Esq., M.P.S. o 

Barker, Miss o 

Beilby, E. L., Esq..... ... o 

Carson, Miss (1908) ... o 



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Hewes, J. Fraser, Esq. 

(1909) 

Hewes, Mrs. J. Fraser 
Hewes, Miss F. W. (1908) 
Hewes, Miss F. W. (1909) 
Hewes, Mrs. Fraser (1908) 
Hewes, Mrs. Fraser (1909) 
Hutchinson, Esq. (1908) ... 
Harrison, J. Slater, Esq. 

(1908) 

Howell, Miss (1908) 
Hemsley, W., Esq. (1908)... 
Hemsley, W., Esq. (1909) 
Haseldine, Mrs. (1908-9) ... 
Holmes, Miss C. (1908-9)... 
Harpham, Mrs. and Miss 

(1908) ... 

Harpham, Mrs. and Miss 

(1909) 

Hersant, Miss K. de 
Holmes, Mrs. S. S. 
Harrison, A. W., Esq. 
Hooper. W. H., Esq. 

Hill, Miss S. A 

Hill, Miss M 

Hirst, W. H., Esq. 

Heald, Francis H., Esq. ... 

Johnson, F. A., Esq. (1908) 

Jones, Miss F. E 

James, Miss L. B. ... 
James, C, Esq. 
Johnson, Mrs. 
Jordan, Miss 
Jones, H., Esq. 
Kirk, Mrs. Lawrence 
Kendall, Mrs. (1908) 

Kerr, Rev. W. A 

King, Mrs 

Langley, J. Martin, Esq. 

(1908) 

Lindley, E., Esq. (1908) ... 
Lindley, E., Esq. (1909) ... 

Leigh, Mrs. 

Lyneham, E., Esq. 
Lassman, A., Esq. 
Marsh, A. H., Esq. (1908)... 
Morlev, Fred. H., Esq. 

(190S) ... ... ... 

Marriott, Miss C. (1908-9) 
Marriott, Miss S. (1908-9) 
Mitchell, R. v., Esq. (1908) 
Marshall, Miss (1908-9) ... 
Mason, Ed., Esq. (1908) ... 
Marsters, T. W., Esq. 
Macdonald, Angus, Esq. ... 

Marshall, W., Esq 

Marshall, W., Esq. 
Miller, C, Esq 



jC =^- d. 






2 


6 





2 


6 





s 








10 








2 


6 





2 


6 





2 


6 





5 








10 








5 








5 






£ s. d. 
Morley, E., Esq. ... ...026 

Naylor, William, Esq. 

(1908-9) 050 

Naylor, Mrs. W 026 

Neale, Mrs. ... o 2 6 

Newton, Miss ... ... o 2 6 

Oliver, G. S., Esq. (1908)... 026 

Oilier, Mrs 026 

Parker, Thos., Esq. (1908-9) 060 

Perry, T. J., Esq. (190S) ... o 10 o 

Perry, T. J., Esq. (1909) ... i o o 

Perry, Mrs. J. M. (1908-9) i o o 
Plummer, Arthur, Esq. 

(1908) ... 026 

Phillips, Walter, Esq 050 

Pycroft, Mrs. J. H. (1908) 026 

Roadknight, Mrs. (1908) ... o 2 6 

Rogers, Harry, Esq. (1908) 050 

Rayner, Miss (1908) 026 

Rayner, Miss (1909) 030 

Reynolds, Miss (1908) 026 

Ross, J. Halford, Esq 026 

Rawson, Miss o 2 6 

Reeve, Miss o 2 6 

Seals, Mrs. (1908-9) 050 

Stafford, Mrs. (1908-9) 050 

Smith, Mrs. W. (190S) .... 050 

Smith, Miss (1908) 026 

Smith, E. C, Esq. (1908-9) o 10 o 

Stafford, Miss (1908) 026 

Swanwick, Mrs. F. A. 

(1908) 026 

Shaw, William P., Esq. 

(1908) 026 

Sansom, Miss (1908) 026 

Sansom, Miss (1909) 030 

Stretton, Mrs. G. C 050 

Stretton, G. C., Esq 050 

Smedley, J. B., Esq i o o 

Sutton, Miss 026 

Stevenson, Mrs. S. R 026 

Stevenson, R., Esq 050 

Stevenson, Mrs. R 050 

Scattergood, Miss 026 

Salisbury, Miss Amy 026 

Sampson, A. O., Esq 026 

Seagrave, Mrs 026 

Toplis, Mrs. M. A. (1908) 026 
Taylor, Dr. Charles Bell 

(1908) 026 

Taylor, Dr. Charles Bell 

(1909) I o o 

Turner, Miss J 026 

Thomas, Miss M. (1908-9) 050 

Thomas, Miss Irene 026 

Taylor, Miss J o 2 6 



B2 



£ s. d. 

Ward, Montague, Esq. 

(1908, 9 and 10) 076 

Watmough, Mrs. (1908) ...026 

Wallis, Alderman J. H., 
(1908-9), ex-Mayor of 
Mansfield o 10 o 

DONAT 

£ s. d. 

The Theosophical Society... 089 

Bain, J. Hyde, Esq o 10 o 

Cullen, Mr 010 

Hill, The Misses, Long 

Eaton 050 

Weaver H. Baillie, Esq.,, j 

LL.B. , London i i o | 

BALANCE 
Receipts. ;^ s. d. 

To Members' Subscriptions 38 13 6 j 

,, Donations 2 14 o i 

,, Collections at Lectures 

(two) 2 10 

,, Sale of I'amphlets o i 



£ s. d. 

Watson, James, Esq. 

(1908-9) o 10 o 

Wood, Mrs. W. W 026 

Wilkins, Mrs 026 

£38 13 6 
IONS. 

£ s. d. 

Thornton, W 010 

Various 023 

Reeve, R., Esq 026 

Fleet, Miss 026 



p£i"43 19 I 



£2 14 o 

SHEET. 

Expenditure. £ s. d. 

By Lecturer's Expenses ... 3 18 i 

,, Rent of Halls i 16 6 

,, Advertisements 3 6 o 

,, Printing and Stationery 718 

,, Postages 10 4 4 

,, Literature o 17 6 

,, Contribution towards 
W^reath for late Dr. C. 

Bell Taylor o 2 6 

,, Carriage on Literature o 7 11 

,, Bank Charge 026 

,, Cash at Bank 16 2 6 



^'43 19 1 



SHEFFIELD BRANCH. 

President. — C. Wardlow, Esq. 
Hon. Secretary. — Miss Edith Phillips, 8, Mylnhurst Road, Eccleshall. 
Hon. Treasurer. — Mrs. Davies, 162, Carter Knowle Road. 

REPORT. 

Owing to a resolution carried unanimously at the Managers' Meeting, 
held at the Caxton Hall, June 11, 1909, that all the Branches of the 
British Union should in future adopt a uniform date for the closing of 
their financial year, our Report, beginning with the present year, will 
now be made up to this uniform date, December 31, instead of closing, 
as before, in September. 

The year has been a specially satisfactory' one, considering the size 
of the Sheffield Branch and the consequent limitation of funds necessary 
for carrying on the work of the Society. The public meeting, held in 
the drawing room of the Cutlers' Hall, was one of the most impressive 
we have ever held. Dr. Hadwen gave the lecture, and Mr. Edward 
Carpenter, M.A. , presided. The pity was that two such speakers should 
not have had a large audience in the Albert Hall to address, instead of 
the comparatively small one which is all we can ever muster, strive as 



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we will There is, however, cause for thankfulness in the fact that our 
public meetings are much better attended than they used to be. The 
meeting referred to above was held at the end of the year 1908, instead 
of in 1909, although we had already held two public meetings in 1908. 
The reason for this unusual proceeding was that we thought it would 
be well for Dr. Hadwen to answer the vicious attack made upon us by 
the Professor who gave the popular lecture at the close of the Medical 
Congress, held in Sheffield in the summer of that year, while the matter 
was fresh in people's minds. In order to do this we had, of course, to 
borrow the necessary funds from two of our generous supporters (one 
of whom added a donation of _;^5), and we repaid them as soon as the 
subscriptions for the following year came in. One piece of work was 
done in preparation for that meeting which could scarcely fail to be 
far-reaching in its effects. We had large handbills printed, giving 
notice of the meeting on one page, while two pages were completely 
filled with carefully selected quotations from the writings of leading 
medical men who have been on our side. Five thousand of these hand- 
bills were printed and distributed from house to house, more than a 
thousand being sent by post. 

Owing to the generosity of some of our members, who, in addition 
to their regular subscriptions, have given extra donations this year, we 
have been able to distribute, through the post, a large amount of Anti- 
Vivisection liteiature, and many of us are firmly of the opinion that this 
mode of trying to lighten the darkness of the public mind on the sub- 
ject of vivisection is really preferable to almost any other, for although, 
of course, many will brush on one side an A.V. pamphlet even when 
placed in their very hands, still let us hope that the comparatively 
earnest-minded out-number the careless, and that many will read what 
is brought before them in this way who would never dream of putting 
themselves to the trouble of attending one of our public meetings. It 
seems at present almost impossible to get at the general public in any 
other way. 

We found it necessary in distributing literature to have an India 
rubber stamp giving the local honorary secretary's name and address, 
and therefore applied for one to Miss Edith Wright, who carries on this 
business at 119, Devonshire Street. It was very pleasant to be told most 
cordially that she was in such entire sympathy with our cause that she 
was only too pleased to give the stamp, and refused to accept any pay- 
ment for it. 

Our members will greatly help forward the work of the Society if 
they will use any A.V. pamphlets that may be sent to them during the 
year in trying to interest their relations and friends in the subject, even 
though they may not always be successful in persuading them to become 
members. 

LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS. 



Anon o i 

Appleyard, Mrs. W o 2 

Anonymous (donation) 7 o 

Anonymous o i 

Atkins, Mrs o 2 

Atkins, Miss o 10 

Atkins, Miss N o 2 

Barber, Mrs. E o 2 



£ s. d. 

Barber, Mr. H o i o 

Barber, Mrs. H 010 

Barker, Miss o 5 o 

Barker, Miss J 050 

Barnes, Mrs. (donation) ...050 

Bass, Miss 026 

Boaler, Mrs 020 

"Bob" o I 6 



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£ s. d. 

"Bobs" o I o 

Brown, Miss E 026 

Carr, Mrs. Percy 5 o o 

Ditto (donation) 2 10 o 

Chadwick, i\Irs o 3 o 

Champion, Mr. VV o 10 o 

Clements, Miss o i o 

Collection at Cutlers' Hall 

(Dr. Hadwen's Meeting) 2 12 6 

Copestake, Mrs o 2 6 

Copestake, Miss o 2 6 

Croft, Mr o 1 o 

Croft, Mrs o 1 o 

Cumberledge, Mrs o 2 6 

Curwen, Mrs o i o 

Davies, Mr. C. R o 5 o 

Davies, Mrs. C. R o 5 o 

Davies, Mr. B. C o i 6 

Davies, Miss E. R o i 6 

Denton, Miss o 2 6 

Doncaster, Mrs. C o 2 6 

Ditto, (donation) o i o 

Doncaster, Mrs. D. (dona- 
tion) 026 

Doncaster, Mrs. S 050 

Doncaster, Miss o 2 6 

Ditto, (donation) o 5 o 

Eyre, The Misses o 5 o 

Farren, Mrs 030 

Field, Mrs 030 

Gilmour, Mrs. Duncan 110 

Grain, Mrs 1 1 o 

Ditto, (donation) o 6 o 

Higginbotham, Miss M. ... o i o 

Hobson, Miss L 050 

Horsefield, Mrs o t o 

Houlding, Mrs o i o 

" Loki " o I o 

March, Mr o i o 



£ s. d. 

Marples, Miss o i o 

Marples, Miss A o 10 o 

Marsh, Mrs. E. J o i o 

Milnes, Mr 020 

Milnes, Mrs o i o 

Milnes, Miss E. (donation) 050 

Maxfield, Mrs o i o 

Maxfield, Miss D o i o 

Nixon, Mrs o 3 o 

Norwood, Mr. A o i o 

Pearce, Mrs o 2 o 

Phillips, Mr. A. L o i o 

Phillips, Mrs. A. L o i o 

Phillips, Mr. P o i o 

Phillips, Miss o 10 o 

Phillips, Miss A o i o 

Roome, Mr. W o 2 6 

Skelton, Sir Charles 100 

Ditto (donation) o 10 o 

Smith, Miss 010 

Smith, Mr. Hedley 010 

Smith, Miss Frances o i o 

Street, Mrs o 2 o 

Townsend, Miss o i o 

Townsend, Miss E 010 

Turner, Mr o i o 

Turner, Mrs 010 

Wagstaff, Miss o 2 6 

Wardlow, Mr. C i o o 

White, The Misses o 2 6 

Wilson, Mr. G 050 

Wilson, Miss E o i n 

Wilson, Mrs. J. S 026 

Wormall, Miss o 5 o 

Yeomans, Mrs 010 

Young, Mrs o i o 



Total subscriptions ;£'i8 6 



Total donations 



£^3 17 



ACCOUNT OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS FOR THE FIFTEEN 
MONTHS ENDED DEC. 31st, 1909. 



Receipts. £ s. d. 

To balance from last ac- 
count 5 17 8 

,, Subscriptions 18 6 o 

,, Donations 13 17 o 

,, Loan outstanding (to be 

repaid in 1910) 300 



Expenditure. £. s. 

By printing and advertising 13 12 o 

,, Pamphlets and Distribu- 
tion of same 10 5 10 

,, Room for meeting and 

lecturer's expenses 6 8 6 

,, Postages and stationery... 550 

,, Delegate's expenses to 

London 166 

,, Subscription to head- 

quaiters i i o 

,, "Abolitionists" for libraries on 3 

,, Balance in hand 2 10 7 



£'i^ 



March 8th, 1910. 



£^i o 
Examined and found correct, 

Roe, Davies & Co., Chartered Accountants. 



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SHROPSHIRE BRANCH. 

President. — The Right Hon Lady Forester. 
Vice-President. — The Hon. Georgina Windsor-Clive. 

Committee : — 
Mrs. Cunliffe. Miss Maning. 

Miss Adcock. i The Rev. F. Roberts. 

Miss Caldwell. The Rev. J. C. Street. 

Miss Emily Davies. Mr. G. H. Morley. 

Miss C. Hannah. i 

Hon. Treasurer. — Mr. R. E. Davies. 

Hon. Secretary. — Miss Maude Harrison, Alma House, Mount Fields, 
Shrewsbury. 



REPORT. 

The foundation of this Branch was the result of a campaign 
instituted towards the end of the year 1908 from headquarters, the 
expenses incurred being defrayed by a generous grant from the Wrexham 
Branch. A shop was taken on Pride Hill, Shrewsbury, for a fortnight 
as a centre for the distribution of literature, and aroused much interest 
in Shrewsbury. A crowded meeting was held at Shrewsbury, on Decem- 
ber 3, 1908, and was to have been addressed by Dr. Hadwen alone, 
but at the last moment the local medical men, who had been asked 
severally to debate with him and had refused, announced that Mr. 
Stephen Paget would take up the cudgels on their behalf, and the meet- 
ing was hastily turned into a debate. No announcement of this having 
been given, a fine opportunity was afforded to "pack'' the hall with 
the supporters of Vivisection, and the Anti-Vivisection resolution was 
consequently lost. Great enthusiasm, however, was displayed by that 
portion of the audience which had come for a specific purpose, and 
many converts were made. 

A further meeting was addressed by Miss Kidd and Dr. Cameron 
a fortnight later, the attendance, no doubt owing to the previous meet- 
ing, being excellent. Questions were asked at the close, some of an 
opposition character, but the majority of the ^udience were sympathetic. 
The campaign went on with a debate at the High Street Literary 
Society between Miss Kidd and a local doctor. On this occasion, by 
the rules of the Literary Society, no vote was allowed to be taken. 

A meeting of members has since been held with the object of 
increasing the strength of the Branch, but the efforts of our officials in 
this direction have met with very little success. The membership for 
the year is only nineteen, but we sincerely hope to have that doubled 
during 1910. 

The "Abolitionist" has been distributed to all members, and any 
spare copies have been left in various public places. 



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LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 



£ s. d. 

Adcock, Miss A 026 

Caldwell, Miss 026 

Cunliffe, Mrs o 10 o 

Davies, Miss Emily 026 

Hoskin, Mrs i 1 o 

Jones, Mr. John 010 

Keys, Mrs 026 

Kevs, Miss H 026 

Keys, Miss M 026 

Lee, Mis B 026 



Davies, Mr. R. E o 

Duncan, Rev'. N. F o 

Forrest, Mrs. C. H o 

Hannah, Miss C. L o 

Morley, Mr. G. H o 

Poole, Miss M. A o 

Roberts, Rev. F o 

Street, Rev. J. C o 

Windsor Clive, The Hon. 

Georgina i 



Receipts. 
To Subscriptions as per list 4 10 



BALANCE SHEET. 
;^ s. d 



£^ 10 6 



Expenditure. £ s 
By Hire of Room for Meet- 
ings o 5 

,, Advertisements in Shrews- 
bury and Wellington 

papers o 9 

,, Printing and Stationery i 7 
,, Postages and Sundries 
(Secretary, 13s. ; Trea- 
surer, 3s. 6d.) o 16 

,, Affiliation Fee o 5 

,, Balance in hand i 7 



£«, 10 6 
M. HARRISON, 

Hon. Sec. 



SURREY BRANCH. 

President. — Rev. Arthur Mursell. 
Hon. Treasurer. — Dr. Oswald, 23, Grove Road, Brixton, S.W. 

Hon. Secretary. — Miss Edith Freeman. Office : 37, Lansdowne Gardens, 
South Lambeth, S.W. 



Mr. Charles B. Daviss. 

Mrs. Foster. 

Miss Freeman. 

Mrs. Kellingley. 

Rev. Robert H. Parsons. 



Commitiee. 

Mrs. Parsons. 

Mrs. Phelps. 

Mr. James Sandilands. 

Mrs. Sandilands. 

Mrs. Williams. 



REPORT. 

As was mentioned in the last Annual Report, issued in July, all 
Branches of the British Union have agreed to close their respective 
financial years on one uniform date, viz., December 31, and this state- 
ment is issued with the view of bringing matters up to date before starting 
afresh for a complete year. The accompanying list of subscribers must 
not be taken as any gauge of the Branch membership, less than one-half 
the members being therein represented, the receipts are from June i to 



8? 

December 31, and include only those which have usually fallen due 
between those dates and some which, with great kindness and generosity 
have been paid far in advance of the usual time. 

The bulk of subscriptions having hitherto been received between 
January and May, the list is inevitably much shorter than usual, as 
no application has been made beyond the notice in Annual Report, and 
we here express the deepest gratitude to those friends w^ho have sent in 
thus early in response to our appeal, they have greatly benefited the 
funds. 

Will members who have sent subscriptions since January i kindly 
note that they have been entered for 1910 and will appear in the next 
ReiDort. 

Progress is still the keynote of our Branch work and the outlook 
was never more promising. 

In July last we had the honour of taking part in the Fourth Triennial 
Congress of the World League, which was held at Caxton Hall from 
19th to 24th, and of helping in some slight degree by sen-ding out notices 
and making thie various meetings known. 

From first to last the Congress was a glorious success, and we heartily 
congratulate Miss Woodward and other able workers and supporters on 
the energy and enterprise which in the face of much discouragement 
carried it through to a brilliant ending, 

The meeting convened by our Headquarters in connection with the 
Congress was one of the most enthusiastic and successful ever held, whilst 
the procession from Hyde Park and the subsequent Demonstration in 
Trafalgar Square, which took place on July 24 and concluded the Con- 
gress, will ever remain a red letter day in the memories of all who 
participated in it. The Surrey Branch was well represented by a banner 
and many members. 

The banner, which was made by Mr. Reeves, of Stepney, at a cost 
of £.1 I OS., is of red twill with the device of a horseshoe in white and 
can be seen at any time by members who may desire, but we trust 
it will not be long ere it comes forth again to take part in a similar 
demonstration, as no more effective means of arousing public interest 
can surely be devised. 

Our best thanks are due to Mr. James Sandilands for kis handsome 
gift of guy ropes, etc., which have added much to the appearance" and 
utility of the banner. 

The Annual Meeting which had been postponed from July took place 
on Thursday, November 4 at the Horns Assembly Rooms, Kennington, 
when for the first time for over eight years our active and eloquent 
leader. Dr. Hadwen, addressed a public meeting of the Surrey Branch, 
and it was ver\- gratifying to see so large a number of members present 
to listen to his encouraging and stimulating oration. 

The chair was occupied by Dr. A. Wall, Hon. Treasurer of the 
London and Provincial Anti-Vivisection Society, and an old and tried 
friend of our Branch, whom all were rejoiced to meet again. Miss B. 
E. Kidd also addressed the meeting, at the close of which our dear little 
friend Tiny Tim took up a collection with excellent results. 

By the death of Mrs. Oswald, which took place suddenly on Septem- 



88 

ber 15, the Branch Lost an earnest and devoted friend who had held 
the office of Hon. Treasurer for nearly five years, and although debarred 
by ill-health from the more active work, manifested ever the keenest 
interest in all that concerned the welfare of the Branch and of the Cause 
in general. The sale of work held in November, 1907, owed much of 
its success to her advice and sympathy. The Total Abolition policy 
had no firmer adherent, and we deeply regret her loss. Dr. Oswald, 
to whom is extended the most sincere and respectful sympathy, has, 
with generous self-sacrifice, ste]Dped into the vacant post, and we may 
well be proud to have as an official of our Branch one who has so 
long borne a well-known and honoured name in South London. 

The departure of our President from the Surrey side is also a loss, 
as we miss his cheery presence at the meetings and his ever-ready help 
in lending halls or rooms. Mr. Mursell has not, however, left London, 
and remains by his own wish and that of the Committee and members. 
President of the Branch, and we hope to see him among us from time 
to time. 

Several valuable members have recently been added to the Com- 
mittee, which is now in splendid working order, and requiring only 
the strong backing of members and friends to enlarge the work and 
carry the war still further afield. 

Owing to the small subscription required for membership, some 
special effort is occasionally necessary to help the funds, it has there- 
fore been decided to organise a drawing-room sale of useful articles to 
take place in October next, of which further particulars will shortly 
be giA^en. 

Members are earnestly requested to help the Branch by distributing 
literature, which can always be had free of charge on application to 
the Hon. Secretary, by urging their friends to become members, and 
by attending the meetings whenever possible, and bringing others with 
them. We shall be glad to receive as Associates any of our non-human 
friends whose owners care to enrol them, subscription at discretion. 
Several have already been enrolled, but we hope for a much larger 
number next time. 

Finally, the most grateful thanks are offered to all those who have 
so nobly upheld by their contributions this work for the innocent 
creatures so dear to many. Our Cause must, and will, make headway, 
for never was a more righteous battle waged, and none who have read 
the recent astounding and revolting revelations of the tortures carried 
on at the Rockefeller Institute in New York can for one moment imagine 
that a practice open to such monstrous abuse can be in any practical 
sense controlled by restriction, but must be entirely swept away. Total 
Abolition of Vivisection and freedom from torture for our helpless 
fellow creatures must be the one aim and object of our determined 
effort until the Cause is won. 

EDITH FREEMAN, 
January, 1910. Hon. Secretary. 



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Alguro, Mdllc. Clelia 

Atkinson, Mrs 

Atkinson, Miss Norah 

Aymer, Mrs 

Bailey, Mr. G. T 

Barron, Mrs 

Barwell, Mr. J 

Harwell, Mrs 

Brooks, Miss Kathleen 

Carey, Miss Georgina 

Channon, Mrs 

Ditto, 2nd subscription 

Cleall, Mr. J. Aubrey 

Clement, Miss F 

Collinson, Miss B. A 

Collinson, Miss M. E 

Colyer, Mr. W. T 

Dade, Mrs 

Dade, Miss 

Davis, Mrs. John 

Davis, Miss H. M 

Dawson, Miss Caroline ... 

Elliott, Miss F 

Fitch, Miss Florence 

Ford, Mr. R 

Fraenkel, Mrs 

Freeman, Mr. James 

Freeman, Mrs. J 

Freeman, Miss Edith 

Freeman, Miss Winifred ... 

Freeman, Miss 

Govey, Miss 

Hopkins, Mrs. W. M 

Hudson, Mr. E. T 

Hudson, Mrs. E. T 

Humphries, Miss Phoebe M. 

Jamieson, Mrs. M 

Jepps, Mrs 

Jones, Miss Evelyn M. S. 

Kellingley, Mrs. E. T 

Knight, Mrs. E. J 

Lowden, Mrs 

Mannering, Miss Annie ... 

Maude, Miss 

McCullv, Mrs 

McCully, Mr. C. Walton ... 

Mitchell, Mrs 

Mitchell, Miss S 

Monday, Miss 

Norman, Mr. S. H 

Oswald, Dr. J. W. J 



SUBSCRIPTIONS 

;^ s. d 

" 5 < 

O 10 ( 



o 3 
o 5 

O 10 



O 



O 10 



Permain, Miss Cecilia 

Permain, Miss Josephine ... 

Robson, Miss R. A 

Rolls, Mr. D 

Russell, Miss F. M 

Sandilands, Mr. James 

Sandilands, Mrs 

Sandy, Mrs 

Shaw, Miss S 

Sheppard, Miss Mary 

Smith, Mrs 

Vanner, Mr. James T 

Vanner, Miss Alice C 

Vanner, Miss Rosina 

Vanner, Miss Phillis 

Ditto, and subscription 

Warren, Mr. W 

White, Mrs. S 

Wigney, Mrs. A 

Wilkins, Mrs. E 

Williams, Mrs. A 

Williams, Miss Dorothy ... 

Williams, 'Miss May 

Williams, Mr. J 

Wolfe, Mrs 

Associates. 

Bobbie 

Dick 

Teddie 

Tiny Tim 

Victory 



£ s. d. 



O 10 

o 5 



£^ 2 

Donations. 

Anonymous o 9 

Apcar, Mrs. Maude o 5 

Atkinson, Miss Norah, re- 
sult of sales and saving 

of farthings i o 

Morley, Mr. John o 5 

Sandilands, Mr. James, for 

guy ropes to banner o 15 



£■2 14 o 
Received for this year after the 
accounts were audited. 

Freeman, Mr. Edwin o i 6 

Freeman, Mrs. E 016 

Freeman, Miss Nellie K. ...010 



;^o 4 



go 



BALANCE SHEET FOR 
Receipts. 
£ s. d. 

To Balance, ist June, 1909— 
At Bank ... 13 8 3 
In hand ... 9 15 3 



£ 



Subscriptions 
received on 
account of 
1908-9 and 
a c k n o w- 
ledged in last 
year's Re- 
port 

Subscriptions, 
as per list 

Donations ... 

Sale of badges, 
etc 

Collected by 
"Tiny Tim" 



2 14 



o 13 



8 6 



23 3 6 



16 



£ 



YEAR FROM JUNE ist to DEC. 31st, 1909. 
Expenditure. 

£ s. d. 

By Expenses of 
Meetings, in- 
cluding print- 
ing tickets, 
show bills, 
hire of hall, 
L e c t u r e r's 

fees, etc 4 "3 3 

Postage 4 13 o 

Stationery ... 2 5 o 
Printing An- 
nual Report 626 

Audit Fee ... 2 2 o 

Rent and 
OfTice Ex- 
penses 440 

OfTice Furni- 
ture 

Literature ... 

Purchase of 
Banner and 
Guy Ropes 



5 
16 



3 6 



Balance, 

31, 1 909 — 

At Bank 

In hand 



Dec. 



27 16 3 



16 



II 8 9 

^39 5 o ;^39 5 o 

I have prepared the above accounts of receipts and payments from the books 
and vouchers, and certify that it is in accordance herewith. 

Edward Holt, L.A.A., Auditor. 
January 28th, iqio. Associated Accountant. 



WALTHAMSTOW AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

President and Chairman. — J. H. Burtenshaw. 
Vice-Presidents. 
Drury Freeman, Esq. 
F. C. Krailing, Esq. 
C. H. Pollard, Esq. 



i Rev. W. H. Rose. 
j Mrs. W. H. Rose. 

Miss Wade. 
Committee. 

Mrs. Naylor. 

Mrs. Noel. 

Mrs. W. TunniclifTe. 

Mr. H. Palmer. 

Mr. F. Rodgers. 

Mr. D. Rose. 



Mrs. F. Bristow. 
Mrs. R. Burley. 
Mrs. Gower. 
Mrs. L. Hartman. 
Miss Jennings. 
Mrs. C. Lord. 
Mrs. Murray. 
Hon. Secretary. — Mrs. J. H. Burtenshaw, 13, Nightingale Road, Clapton, N.E. 
Treasurer. — Mr. F. Bristow. 

SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT, 1909. 
Your Committee, in presenting their Annual Report, have much 



91 

pleasure in being able to record a year of good work on behalf of the 
cause. 

The work of the Branch varies little from year to year. Anti-Vivisec- 
tion has been in the past an uphill fight, and will be for years to come, 
but other causes which have been quite as hopeless have triumphed in 
the end. The forces opposed to Anti-Vi\dsection are strongly entrenched 
by long usage and custom, the protection intended to be afforded by the 
Act of Parliament being nullified by certain clauses — authority being 
g^ven to the Home Secretary to grant licences whereby the restrictions 
imposed may be set aside. 

The number of members of the Branch are fewer than they were a 
year ago by reason of removals and other causes, the number on the 
books at the present time being fifty-three. 

The Executive Committee have held six meetings during the vear, and 
they desire to thank those members who have kindly allowed the meetings 
to take place in their houses. 

A very successful open-air meeting was held on June 24, outside Hoe 
Street Station, when Mr. J. H. Reed, of Newcastle, again came and 
spoke on behalf of the cause and of the Branch. A large crowd 
assembled, and a great quantity of Anti-Vivisection literature was dis- 
tributed. The President of the Branch (Mr. Burtenshaw) presided, who, 
together with other speakers, supported Mr. Reed, and a resolution was 
moved condemnatory of Vivisection as being '•'useless," "worthless," and 
"immoral," which was carried by a large majority, and copies of which 
were sent to the Walthamstow Guardians, to Mr. Simon, ^I.P., and the 
Home Secreta^)^ The thanks of the Branch are due to Mr. Game, the 
Hon. Sec. of the Walthamstow Labour League, for the use of the 
platform. On November 3 a meeting of the members and friends was 
held in Truro Road Hall, when several ladies and gentlemen rendered 
effective help by contributing songs and recitations ; other ladies kindly 
arranged and provided light refreshments. The President of the Branch 
presided, and gave an address during the interv^al. 

Your Secretary attended, as delegate, the Annual Council Meeting 
of the British Union, at Caxton Hall, on June 11. Several branches sub- 
mitted resolutions of minor importance, which were duly carried. 

The great events of the past year were the two International Con- 
gresses held in July — " The International Anti-Vivisection and Animal 
Protection Congress," from July 6 to 10, and the "Fourth Triennial Inter- 
national Congress of the World League, for the Protection of Animals 
and against Vivisection," from July 19 to 24. The latter Congress was 
supported by the British Union and Anti-Vivisection Societies in aU 
parts of the world. It also had the support of numerous M.P.'s and titled 
and influential people as vice-presidents. The Congress closed with a 
huge public demonstration on July 24, the procession marching from 
Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square, and creating a great impression in the 
streets of London. Your President and the Hon. Secretary had the 
pleasure of taking part in that procession, and were present at the meet- 
ing in Trafalgar Square. 

The Report of the Royal Commissioners, for some unknown reason, 
is still delayed. Your Committee, however, feel that it would be futile 
to expect any good to result from such an Inquiry, the majority of the 
Commissioners being known to be in favour of Vivisection. The forma- 
tion of the " Research Defence Society " shows that the growing forces of 
Anti-Vivisection throughout the country cannot any longer be ignored, 
and is a power that has to be reckoned with. Your Committee have to 



92 

report that upwards of fifty letters were sent to the local clergy and 
ministers of all denominations last July, in order to induce them to 
preach sermons on kindness and mercy to our humbler fellow creatures, 
and against Vivisection, but, as far as is known, in most cases they were 
ignored, and did not even elicit replies. Until the ministers of Christ's 
Gospel of love and mercy take this matter up, it is feared progress with 
our work will be at a much slower rate than if they gave the cause their 
sympathetic and active support, which your Committee think they ought 
to do. 

One very satisfactory feature of the work of the Branch during the 
past year has been a Sale of Work, organised by the Hon. Secretary, 
Mrs. Burtenshaw, which took place at her house on December i. 
Numerous articles, both useful and ornamental, were sent, amongst the 
contributors being Miss Kidd (Secretary of the British Union), Mrs. 
Rose (Highbury), Miss Sutton (Clapton), the Misses Barton (Dulwich), 
Mrs. Dodwell ^cton), Mrs. Brabant (Bayswater), Mrs. Tuck (Upping- 
ham, Vorks), and others. The sale was well attended, and resulted in a 
net profit to the Branch of £2 12s. 

Much literature has been supplied by the Head Office, including 1,000 
copies of the " Manifestoes " issued by the British Union, which were 
distributed in Walthamstow prior to the recent Parliamentary Election. 

In concluding this report, your Committee regret they have not been 
able to secure the services of a Chairman, to take the place of the Rev. 
W. H. Rose, although several have been approached with that object in 
view, including the Revs. Home, James, Welton, Rippon and O'Grady. 

Your Committee desire to express their thanks to the officers of Truro 
Road Church for the use of their Hall, and in conclusion earnestly pray 
that God's blessing may rest upon their and your labours in the coming 
year. 

Your Committee feel that although the membership is comparatively 
small, yet it undoubtedly exerts an influence beyond its immediate 
locality, and is working "like the leaven in the lump." Much good seed 
has been sown in the past and previous years, and in due time we shall 
reap if we faint not. 

On behalf of the Committee. 

EDITH BURTENSHAW, Hon. Sec. 



BALANCE SHEET 
Receipts. 
Balance brought forward 

from last }:r.r i 15 

Share of " Draw " for 

Pictures n if 

Donations : Miss Wade, 

IS. ; Miss Barton, is. ... o 2 
Members' Subscriptions ... i 15 
Balance from Sale of 

Work, 1908 o 6 

Receipts from Social, Jan. 

19, 1909 I I 

Ditto, Nov. 3, 1909 o 16 

Donation from Central for 

Lecture i i 

Proceeds from Sale of 

Work, Dec. 1909 2 12 



FOR YEAR ENDING DEC. 31ST, 1909. 
£. s. d. Expenditure. £,. 

Hire of Hall for Socials 

and Meetings, etc i 7 

Refreshments for Socials... o 19 



^9 19 4^ 



s. d. 



Printing o 17 6 

Affiliation Fee o 10 o 

Paid to Mr. Reed i i o 

Use of Platform (two meet- 
ings, open air) 020 

Local Papers o 2 o 

Secretary's Postages and 

Sundries i 15 8^ 

Treasurer's Postages o 2 o 

Sundries 019 

Balance in hands of Trea- 
surer 3 o 8 



^9 19 4i 



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WESTON-SirPER=MARE BRANCH. 

Treasurer. — Mrs. Fowle. 
Hon. Secretary. — Mrs. Percival- Wiseman, Painswick Lodge, Milton Road. 

REPORT. 

The past year has been one of steady but quiet propagandist work. 
The only meeting held was a drawing-room meeting on November 24 
at the residence of Mrs. Ackland, when Mrs. Ridge, who has devoted 
years of earnest labour to the Cause, gave up her position of Honorary 
Secretary owing to ill-health. A successor was happily found on the 
same occasion and the election duly confirmed at a subsequent meeting. 
The gathering at Mrs. Ackland's was a large one, and was addressed 
by Miss Kidd. The chair was taken by the Rev. H. S. Chamberlain, 
who accepted the post of President of the Branch. 



LIST OF SU 

£ s. d. 

.Ackland, Mr o 2 6 

.■\ckland, Mrs n i o 

Bennett, Mrs n i o 

Chamberlain, Rev. H. S — o i o 

Drew, Miss o 1 o 

Fowle, Mrs o 2 6 

G 050 

Harford, Mrs 010 

Kidd, Miss o i o 

M. D o I o 

Naish, Mrs o i o 



BSCRIBERS. 

Ridge, Mrs o 

Rushworth, Mrs o 

Stretton Smith, Mr o 

Wiseman, Mrs. Percival ... o 

Wiseman, Miss o 

Collected at Drawing-room 

Meeting, Nov. 24th i 



£^ €> 6 



BALANCE SHEET 



Receipts. £ s. d. 

Balance in hand on Jan. i, 

1909 4 19 o 

Subscriptions and Donations 266 



£7 5 6 



Expenditure. £. s. d. 
April 1909 : Donation to 

British Union 050 

Nov. 25, 1909 : Miss Kidd's 

Expenses 14b 

Balance in hand 5 16 o 

£7 5 6 



94 
WILLESDEN AND CRICKLEWOOD BRANCH. 

President.~G. L. Dobrashian, M.D., M.R.C.S.Eng., L.S.A. 
Vice-Presidents. 
Rev. J. Stanley Woodhouse, M.A. Mr. John Cash. 
Councillor John Mackenzie. Mr. Thomas Watts. 

Committee. 
Mrs. Arnold. Mr. Gardner. 

Mr. Benison. Miss Hodden 

Mrs. Benison. Miss Jacobs. 

Miss Baulard. Mrs. Millist. 

Mrs. Cash. Mrs. Slade. 

Dobrashian, Dr. 

Hon Treasurer.— Mr. Thomas Watts. 
Hon. Secretary. — Miss E. F. Spencer, 133, Drayton Road, Harlesden. 

REPORT. 

This Association which has been in existence for some years was, 
as formerly constituted, dissolved and a new Society was formed in 
July, 1909. 

The Society as at present constituted has only been in existence 
six months, and the Report only extends over this short period. 

On July 8 the inaugural meeting was held at the Congregational Hall, 
Harlesden, and a large number of friends of, and sympathisers in the 
Abolition of Vivisection were present. 

Mr. Watts was voted to the chair, and after welcoming those present, 
spoke of the objects of the Association, and the great need for watch- 
fulness over the administration of the law as at present constituted, and 
an earnest desire to see carried into effect further legislation on the 
lines of the objects which all members of this Association have so much 
at heart. 

The Chairman then introduced Dr. Hadwen to the meeting, who 
gave a stirring and interesting address, and spoke of the reasons for the 
dissolution of the old Society and the inauguration of the new one. He 
showed the evils arising from the granting of certificates to certain 
persons to perform experiments on animals, in the presumed interests 
of science, and in the doubtful prospect of curing disease in human 
beings. He also spoke at some length of the imperfect supervision 
of the Government inspectors, whose duty it was to watch over the 
vivisectors, and see that the smallest possible amount of suffering was 
inflicted on the dumb animals that are the unwilling victims of the 
Vivisection laboratory. Dr. Hadwen's address was listened to with rapt 
attention and he resumed his seat amid a round of applause. 

Misj Kidd was present in her capacity of Secretary to the parent 
Society and addressed a few words to the meeting. 

Hearty votes of thanks were accorded Dr. Hadwen for his instruc- 
tive address, and the ladies who had arranged for the refreshments. 

At the Committee meeting held on October ji the Secretary was 
instructed to procure some literature for distribution. Two dozen 
copies of the " Abolitionist " are circulated monthly among the members. 

A very interesting address was delivered on November 8 by the Rev. 
C. Leopold Clarke, of Acton, at the house of Miss Madge, on the 
"Truth about Experiments on Animals." The speaker showed a 
thorough grasp of his subject, dealt in a masterly manner with the 
evidence given before the recent Royal Commission, and showed from 
the witnesses themselves what a weak case the vivisectors have. Mr. 



95 



Clarke also condemned the users of Antitoxin in cases of diphtheria and 
argued from the official figures on the subject the utter unreliabliity 
of Antitoxin as a means of saving the lives of patients or mitigating 
the severity of the disease. 

The chair was taken by Councillor John Mackenzie, who. expressed 
himself delighted with the address, and said he was more than ever 
a believer in the total abolition of Vivisection. 

At the conclusion of the meeting which was very well attended, a 
vote of thanks was accorded to Miss Madge for the hearty welcome she 
gave to the Society. 

The following is a list of the members, 86 in all : — 
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 

Arnold, Mrs. Mackenzie, Mr. 

Arnold, Miss Maddin, Miss 

Arnold, Miss W. Madge, Miss 

Benison, Mr. Measor, Mrs. 

Benison, Mrs. Molyncux, Mrs. 

Bishop, Mrs. Morling, Mrs. 

Blandford, Mrs. Nickolay, Mr. 

Blythe, Miss Ethel Pedder, Mrs. 

Brownlie, Mrs. Perkins, Mr. 

Carrington, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. 

Carrington, Miss Pitfield, Mr. A, 

Day, Miss Robinson, Mrs. 

Dobrashian, Dr. Robinson, Mrs. 

Dobrashian, Mrs. Sells, Mrs. 

Dodshon, Mrs. Slade, Mr. 

Erich, Mrs. Slade, Mrs. 

Goodall, Mr. Small, Mr. 

Goodall, Mrs. Small, Mrs. 

Hepher, Mrs. Synionds, Mrs. 

Hodder, Miss VVatts, Mr. 

Jacobs, Miss Watts, Mrs. 

Jones, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. 

Kenward, Mi.ss Wright, Mrs. 

Lewis, Mrs. 
The following have paid subscriptions since July, 1909 : — 



£ s. d. 

Baker, Mrs. J. Allen o 2 6 

Baulard, Miss o i o 

Cash, Mr o i o 

Cash, Mrs o i o 

Cash, Miss o i o 

Clarke, Miss o i o 

Gardner, Mr o 2 6 

Edwards, Mrs o i o 

Emerson, Miss o i o 

Gilbert, Mr o i o 

Gilbert, Mrs 010 

Gracie, Mrs o i o 

Gregory, Mr o i o 

Gregory, Mrs o i o 

Harries, Mrs o i o 

Hyslop, Mrs o 2 6 

Hyslop, Miss 026 

Hyslop, Miss M 020 

Jinks, Mrs o i o 



£ s. 

Maggs, Mrs o i 

Mathieson, Mr o i 

Mathieson, Mrs o i 

Mathieson, Miss o i 

Mathieson, Miss E o i 

McCuUoch, Mrs o i 

Millist, Mr o 1 

Millist, Mrs o 1 

Nicholson, Mrs o 2 

Norris, Mrs o i 

Norris, Miss o i 

Silby, Mr. Arnold o i 

Spencer, Mr o i 

Spencer, Miss o i 

Spencer, Mr. A. H o i 

.Steedinan, Mrs o i 

Symonds, Miss o i 

White, Mrs o i 

Winstanley, Mrs o 2 

E. F. Spencer, Hon. Secretary. 



96 

BALANCE SHEET. 



Receipts. £, s. d. 

To 40 Subscriptions 2 12 6 

,, Ladies' Working Party, 

per Miss Jacobs 146 



Expenditure. £,. s. d. 
Oct. 23 :For Literature sup- 
plied 027 

Nov. 1 : Printing (Mr. 

Philp) 070 

Nov. 3 : Paid Miss Spencer 
for rent of room in wliich 
to do correspondence, etc. 090 

Secretary's Postage o 4 5 

Treasurer's Postage, etc. ...009 
Balance in hand 2 13 3 



;^3 17 o £z 17 < 

Examined and found correct, 

Edward Gardner, 18, Craven Road, 
Harlesden, N.W. 
Thos. Watts, Hon. Treasurer. 



WOLVERHAMPTON AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

REPORT. 
This Branch is^ unfortunately, unable to present a Report this year 
owing to the following circumstance. The late Hon. Secretary, Mr. 
Flewker, one of the Union's staunchest friends, and one on whose 
judicial legal advice it could always rely, was recently stricken down 
with sudden illness, probably brought on by over-strain in the interests 
of the public good, few of his fellow townsmen having held more honorary 
official positions in connection with charitable societies. In the midst 
of the family trouble it has been found impossible to obtain the books 
of the Society, placed by him, no doubt, in some safe place. Although 
they will probably be recovered in time, it will be too late for the 
printing of this Report, and we can only express our deep regret at 
the temporary loss of so true a friend, and our satisfaction that a worthy 
successor has been found. The names of the present officials of the 
Branch are the following : — 

Hon Secretary. — H. T. Phillips, Esq., Carlton Villa, Lea Road, Wolverhampton. 
Hon. Treasurer.— ^&^\m\.A Carr, Esq., Aldersley, Tettenhall, Nr. Wolverhampton 



WORCESTER AND DISTRICT BRANCH. 

Committee : — 

Rev. E. J. Boon. Mrs. Hawley. 

Mr. F. G. French. Miss H. Tyler. 

Mr. R. Ashticld. Miss B. Tyler. 

Mr. P. B. Salvage. Miss ^L Tvler. 

Mr. H. J. Tarrant. Miss L. P. Jarrett. 
Mrs. Cadbury. 

Hon Secretary. Mr. C. Hawley, St. Mary's, Shrubbery Avenue, Worcester. 

REPORT. 
This Branch has made some progress during the year 1909, as shown 
by the fact that there is an increase in the amount received in sub- 
scriptions above that of 1908, although at the beginning of the year 



97 



there was a loss of twenty-six subscribers, through remov^al, etc., to 
contend with. The number of members at present is seventy-three. 

On March ig a pubhc meeting was held in the Co-operative Hall, 
when the chair was taken by the Right Hon. Viscount Harberton, 
President of the Branch. Dr. Hadwen, of Gloucester, was the prin- 
cipal speaker. 

In May, 1,500 four-page leaflets were printed and distributed in the 
city and surrounding district, with a view to arousing interest in th( 
cause. Although this resulted in the accession of but one new member 
it is likely that the sympathy of many was secured, since sympathy 
does not invariably take the form of financial assistance. 

The Hon. Secretary was, unfortunately, absent for five months 
during the year, which prevented the accomplishment of much work 
which he would otherwise have done. Taking this drawback into con- 
sideration, the local interest in the movement has been well maintained. 

C. HAWLEY, 

Hon Sec. 

CIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 

p£: s. d. £ s. d. 

Ashfield, Mr. R 026 Kcndrick, Miss S. A 020 

Asslin, Miss B 0101 Kendrick, Miss S. M 010 



Birchall, Rev. Oswald o 

Bosworth, Miss o 2 

Bennett, Mrs o 2 

Bennett, Miss G o i 

Boon, Rev. E. J o i 

Bate, Mr o i 

Boyce, Mr o i 

Bolas, Miss o i 

Bull, Mrs o 2 

Besley, Mr o 2 

Besley, Mrs o 2 

Clarke, Mr. H. T o 2 

Comley Mrs. E -. o i 

Court, Miss E. S o 10 

Cadbury, Mrs. R o 2 

Crump, Miss o 2 

Crump, Mr. E o 2 

Copson, Mrs o i 

French, Mr o 2 

Frost, Miss E. F o i 

Forsyth, Miss o 2 

Goodwin, Mr. H o i 

Gardiner, Mr o i 

Harberton, Hon. Viscount 2 2 

Hawley, Mr o 2 

Hawley, Mrs o 2 

Hawkins, Mrs o 5 

Hay ward, Mrs o 2 

Hogben, Mrs o 2 

Hake, Mrs o 2 

Ingle, Miss A. E o 2 

Jones, Mr. A. J o 

Joseland, Mrs o 

Kendrick, Mr. J. H o 

Kendrick, Mrs o 



o I Leicester, Mr. VV. B o 2 6 

6 Lee, Mr 010 

6 Marshall, Mrs 026 

o Mason, Mr o 1 o 

o Marshall, Mr 010 

o Mister, Mr 010 

o Mitchell, Mrs o i o 

o Mann, Mrs o i o 

6 i Newman, Miss 026 

6 Onions, G., Esq i i o 

6 O'Connor, Mr. J 026 

o Price, Mr. J. J 010 

o Phipps, Miss M. A 010 

o Row, Mrs o i o 

2 6 Roberts, Mrs o 2 6 

2 6 Spragge, Mr. G. R o 2 6 

2 6 Salvage, Mr. P. B 026 

1 o Smallwood, Mr. J 010 

2 6 Sheppard, Mr. A 010 

1 o ; Tyler, Miss H 026 

2 6 I Tyler, Miss M 026 

I o Tyler, Miss A o 2 6 

1 o Tyler, Miss E 026 

2 o Travers, Mrs i i f 

2 6 Tarrant, Mr. J. H o 2 t 

2 6 Talbot, Mr. J o i o 

5 o Towle, Mr. W o i o 

2 6 Treasure, Mr. F o i o 

2 6 I Vale, Mr. J. J 010 

2 6 ! Whitehouse Mr. G. E o 2 6 

2 6 ! Witts, Mr. C 026 

I o Wainwright, Mr. H 010 

1 o Welch, Mr o i o 

2 6 Walter, Mr o i o 



Receipts. ;£,' 

To balance brought forward 
from last account in 
Capital and Counties 
Bank (current account, 
£S 15s. 6d. ; cash in 
Secretary's hands, 
i6s. 6d.) 

,, Donations and subscrip- 
tions 

,, Collection at meeting ... 



98 

BALANCE SHEET. 

Expenditure. jC s. 

Rent of hall for meeting ... i o 

Advertising for meeting ... 3 n 

Bill posting account o 19 

Printing and stationery ... 3 6 

Donation to parent Society 2 2 

"Abolitionists " i 2 

611 7 Postages and wrappers o 18 

Nurse Cross's account, call- 
126 ing annual meeting of 

o 9 II members, etc o 13 

Committee rooms o 3 

I Incidental expenses o i 



;^i3 17 8 
Cash in bank, ;^4 os. 6d. ; 
cash in secretary's 
hands, 5s. lod 464 



£:i8 4 o I ^i8 4 

On behalf of the Committee, 

C. HAWLEY, 

Hon. Sec. 
R. ASHFIELD, 
Auditor. 



WREXHAM BRANCH. 

Preside)7L — General Sir Roger Palmer, Bart. 

Vice-Presidents : — 
Judge Samuel Moss. 
Philip Yorke, Esq. 



Cefn Park. 



I Colonel Hutton. 

I Mrs. Rees. 

Committee. 

Mrs. Parry. 
W. B. Phillips, Esq. 
Rev. P. W. Sparling. 
Rev. R. Peris Williams. 



Hon. 



Mr. Frost. 

Rev. D. W. Elias. 

Mrs. Hutton. 

T. J. Parry, Esq. 

Mrs. Sims. 

Treasurer. — Mrs. Cameron Davies, Egerton Lodge, Wrexham. 

Hon. Secretary. — Mrs. Hutton, Ashfield, Wrexham. 



REPORT. 

The subscription list and balance-sheet are now published for 1909. 
The Wrexham Branch paid ;£3o for a new branch of the Society to be 
formed at Shrewsbury, where Dr. Hadwen had a debate with a large 
number of doctors. 

There is no charge in the accounts for auditing them, which was 
most kindly done free. Also there are three or four new subscribers. 

A Branch is much required in Birmingham, and it is to be hoped 
Wrexham will again largely assist. 

All inquiries will be answered by Mr's. Hutton, Ashfield, W'rexham. 



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LIST OF 

£ s. 

Davics, Mrs. Stanley o 5 

Evans, Mrs. and Miss 

Howell o 7 

Fletcher, Mr o 5 

Rogers, Miss o 5 

Hutton, Mrs i o 

Jarman, Mr o 2 

Richards, Mr. and Miss ... o 15 

Palmer, General Sir Roger 10 o 

Robertson, Mr. Cunyngham...o 5 

Fitz Hugh, Mrs 3 3 

Ormerod, Lady Thursby ... 2 o 

McGregor, Miss o 10 

Howard, Mr. John i o 

Howard, Mr. Nugent i o 

Simpson, Mr i i 

Flater, Mrs o 5 

Beach, Miss Mary o 5 

Anonymous o 5 

Driscoll, Miss o 5 

Corbet, Mrs i o 



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BSCRIBERS. 



PhiUips, Mr o 

Sturge, Mr i 

Summers, Mrs 2 

Owen, Miss o 

Williams, Mr i 

Pritchard, Miss o 

Davies, Mrs. Cameron o 

Parry, Mr o 

Frost, Mrs o 

Holland, Misses o 

Gladstone, Mrs o 

Locke, Captain i 

Green, Miss o 

Saubey, Mrs i 

Orred, Mrs o 

Allmand, Mr o 

Thomas, Mr o 

Fletcher, Mr. Henry o 

Sims, Mr o 

Prichard, Mr o 



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BALANCE SHEET 

Balance Sheet from Nov. 12, 1908, to Dec. 31, 1909 
Receipts. £ s. 6i. ^ 

Balance in Bank, Nov. 12, 



£■ 



190S 

Subscriptions 



39 
34 



4 6 



Expenditure. 
" North Wales Guardian, 

Printing 2 

Ditto, Stationery o 

Donation to Funds of 

British Union 30 o o 

The " Abolitionist " 286 

Delegate's ticket to Congress o 10 n 
Balance in Bank 38 6 2 



£Ti 9 -2 



£73 9 2 I 
Audited and found correct, 

W. R. Wilson. 

Lloyds Bank Ltd., Wrexham. 



YORK BRANCH. 

President. — Alderman Meyer, J. P. 
Vice-Presidents. 
Alderman Agar. Mrs. Richardson. 

Miss Lucy Harrison. Malcolm Spence, Esq. 

Mrs. Knowles. Miss Townesend. 

John N. Kitching, Esq. J. H. Turner, Esq. 

Committee. 
Mrs. Lionel Wilson. Mr. H. Dennis Taylor. 

Rev. J. Brighting. Mr. Burbidge. 

Mrs. A. S. Rowntree. Miss Heath. 

Mr. Sorensen. Mr. Graveson. 

Mrs. P. Burtt. Mrs. Ward. 

Hon Secretary. — Miss Greener, Bainbridge, Askrigg, R.S.O. 
Hon. Treasurer. — Thomas R. Kitching, Esq., Heworth. 



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REPORT. 



At the end of the year 1909, the Committee are glad to be able to 
report that the York Anti-Vivisection Society is steadily holding its 
ground, and that the interest in the question of experiments on living 
animals is decidedly increasing in York as elsewhere. 

Work of the Society. 

The last annual meeting was held on March 29, at The White House, 
Fulford, by kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Adams. Miss Kidd, 
Secretary of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, gave an 
interesting and instructive address on " The Present Position of the 
Anti-Vivisection Movement," in which she pointed out that this move- 
ment had to pass through the various stages common to all reforms, 
and that it had now reached the crisis at which it had to meet with 
active and open opposition. Mr. S. H. Adams was in the chair. There 
was a good audience, in spite of bad weather, and a short discussion 
followed Miss Kidd's address. 

In the autumn the Committee invited the York Branch of the 
Research Defence Society to arrange a debate with our Society, but 
the offer was declined on the ground that there was no object to be 
served in having a public debate such as we suggested. As our pro- 
posed object was to tiy, by discussion wich our opponents, to bring out 
the truth with regard to the vexed question of Vivisection, we were not 
surprised at this refusal. Instead of a debate, we arranged for a 
drawing-room meeting, which was held on November 25, at Bracken- 
hill, by kind invitation of Alderman and Mrs. Meyer. We were fortu- 
nate in getting two excellent papers from two of our members. Miss 
Lucy Harrison, in a Paper entitled "A Cloud of Witnesses," dealt most 
convincingly with the moral arguments against Vivisection, while Mr. 
H. Dennis Taylor brought out very forcibly in his Paper the inevitable 
connection between Vivisection and Materialism. In the unavoidable 
absence of Alderman Meyer, Mr. R. Westrope kindly presided. About 
fifty people were present and a good deal of useful talk followed the 
reading of the Papers, which aroused great interest, and three of the 
audience joined the Society at the end of the meeting. 

Many copies of the "Abolitionist" and "The Animals' Guardian," 
as well as numerous pamphlets, have been distributed during the year 
both to members of the Society and others. 

The delegate appointed at the last Annual Meeting attended the 
British Union Annual Council Meeting in London in June, and also 
the public annual meeting in the Caxton Hall, where a large and 
enthusiastic gathering was addressed by Mr. Bernard Shaw and Dr. 
Hadwen. 

The Committee has met when business required it, and the meetings 
have been well attended. 

Finance. 

Though the number of subscribers remains the same as in the last 
Report, 130, the accompanying balance-sheet shows a slight increase in 
the amount of subscriptions. As we incurred no expenses in 1909 
through the hiring of rooms for public meetings, we have a balance in 



lOI 

hand, including the ^lo kept out of the Backhouse Legacy Fund last 
year, for current expenses. 

By request from headquarters, our accounts and Report will in 
future be made up to December 31 each year, and copies of these will 
be sent up to London, as the Reports of all the Branches are hence- 
forth to be incorporated with the Annual Report of the British Union. 
As far as possible, all subscriptions will be collected during September 
and October, and collectors are requested to give an official receipt for 
each subscription received. 

Changes. 

It is with regret that we record the death of the Rev. R. Hind, who 
has been for several years a sympathetic member of our Society. Mr. 
P. Albright, who has for many years been a member of the Committee, 
and who has done most useful woik for the Society in collecting sub- 
scriptions, has now left York, and his services have already been 
greatly missed by the Committee. Mrs. Lionel Wilson and the Rev. 
James Brighting have kindly consented to serve on the Committee in 
the place of Mr. Albright and Miss Tennant, who has also been obliged 
to retire. 

Appeal to Subscribers. 

While the Committee feel encouraged to press forward in their efforts 
to bring about a change in public opinion with regard to the question 
of the moral right of the scientist to inflict pain on animals for the 
sake of gaining knowledge, they would earnestly appeal to all the sub- 
scribers to do their utmost by attending meetings and by personal 
influence to forward the cause of protecting the dumb creatures that 
have been entrusted to the care of humanity. 

Signed on behalf of the Committee, 

AMY GREENER, 

Hon. Sec. 

Note. — Since the Report was written, the York Anti-Vivisection 
Society has sustained a great loss in the death of their President, the 
Rev. Canon Fausset, D.D., who for seventeen years has given his 
sympathy and support to the work done in York. 

Alderman Meyer, J. P., has kindly consented to become President 
of the Society for the coming year. 



LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 



£ s. d. 



Adams, Mr. S. H o 

Adams, Mrs. S. H o 2 

Agar, Alderman o 5 

Agar, Mr. and Mrs. J., junr. o 5 

Albright, Mr. P o i 

Bailey, Miss o i 

Barker, Mr. G. T o i 

Bateson, Miss o 2 

Beaumont, Mr o i 

Beilby, Mrs o i 

Bellows, Miss o 2 



£ s. 

Bentley, Mrs o 2 

Bickerdike, Mr o i 

Booth, Mr. T. A o 2 

Briggs, Mrs o 2 

Brighting, Rev. J o 2 

Brown, Mr. A o 5 

Burtt, Mrs o 2 

Chapman, Mr o 2 

Clark, Miss o 2 

Clues, Mr o 2 

Cox, Mr. Edward o 5 



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Crosland, Miss 

Cudworth, Mrs 

Davison, Mr. R 

De Burgh, Miss 

Dickinson, Miss 

Dimsdale, Miss 

Eddington, Miss 

Elliot, Mr 

Ellis, Miss 

Elsley Miss 

Fausset, Canon, D.D 

Gardiner, Mrs 

Gill, Mrs 

Graveson, Mr 

Greener, Miss 

Grubb, Miss 

Hall, Miss E. B 

Hall, Miss I 

Hall, Mr. and Mrs. E 

Harding, Mr. and Mrs. ... 

Harlock, Miss 

Harrison, Miss 

Heath, Miss 

Hemsworth, Rev. B 

Hewdey, Mr 

Hill, Mr. J. R., J.P 

Hopwood, Mr 

Hunt, Mr 

Hunter and Smallpage, 

Messrs 

Hutchinson, Miss 

Key, Mr. R 

Key Jones, Mrs 

Kitching, Miss C 

Kitching, Mr. J. N 

Kitching, Mr. T. R 

Knocker, Miss 

Knowles, Mrs 

Knowlson, Mr 

Linney, Mrs 

Lloyd, Mrs 

Lund, Mr. J. J 

McCutcheon, Mr 

Meyer, Alderman and Mrs. 

Millington, Miss 

Morrell, Mrs 

Nowell, Mr 

Olden, Mrs 

Oliver, Mrs 

Ostick, Mr 

Parker, Mr. T 

Peel, Rev. F 

Percy, Miss 



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Pickering, Mr. C 020 

Pickering, Mrs 010 

Pollard, Mrs 010 

Priestman, Mr. C o 2 6 

Richardson, Mrs o 10 o 

Ricknian, Mrs 020 

Robinson, Miss A. M o i o 

Robinson, Miss A. R 026 

Robson, Dr o 5 o 

Roe, Mr. S o i o 

Rovk'ntree, Mr. Hy 010 

Rowntree, Mrs. A. S o 5 o 

Sessions, Mrs 026 

Shaw, Mr o o 

Sorensen, Mr. and Mrs. ... o 5 o 

Spence, Mr o 10 o 

Spence, Miss 026 

Sturge, Miss 026 

Sturge, Miss S. M o i o 

Sturge, Mr. F 026 

Swann, Mrs 026 

Tangye, Miss o 2 6 

Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. 

Dennis 050 

Tennant, Mr o 10 o 

Tennant, Miss 050 

Thompson, Mr. R o 5 o 

'I hompson, Mrs. R 026 

Thompson, Mr. H. T o o 

Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. 

Wm o 2 o 

Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. 

E. C 010 

Thomson, Miss Marie o 5 o 

Tonge, Mrs o 2 6 

Townesend, Miss o 4 o 

Turner, Miss o i o 

Wales, Mrs 026 

Walton, Miss o 2 o 

Ward, Rev. G. N 026 

Ward, Mrs o i o 

Welsman, Miss 010 

Westrope, Mr 010 

Whittaker, Mrs o i o 

Wilson, Mrs. Lionel o 10 o 

Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs i i o 

Wood, Miss 030 

Worsdell, Mrs 010 

Worthington, Mrs 010 

DONATIONS. 

Mrs. Joseph Rowntree i o o 

Miss Albright 026 

Mrs. Swann 026 



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Balance in Bank, 1908 6 19 10 

Ditto, in hand i 13 o 

Subscriptions and Donations 18 15 o 
Collection at Annual Meet- 



Interest on Backhouse 

Legacy, 1909 7 17 



£z^ 13 10 



Capital Account. 
Miss M. L. Backhouse's 
Legacy, invested at 3^ per 
cent 240 



Expenditure. £ 

Printing, Stamps, Stationery 7 

Lecturers' Expenses 2 

Hire of Room for Commit- 
tee Meetings o 

Pamphlets and Periodicals... 2 
Secretary's and Delegate's 

Fares to Meetings 3 

.Subscription to British Union 

Headquarters o 10 

Subscription to A.V. Bureau, 

Paris o 2 

Balance in Bank 13 10 

Balance in Treasurer's 

Hand 6 15 



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F. H. Graveson, 
14, iii, 1910. 



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Headquarters: 32, CHARING CROSS, LONDON, S.W. 



FORM OF BEQUEST. 



To those who may be incHned to become Benefactors 
by Will to this Society, the following Form is respectfully 
suggested : — 

I bequeath unto the Society called The British Union 

FOR THE Abolition of Vivisection the sum of 

free of Legacy Duty. 

And I direct that the same shall he paid to the Treasurer 
for the time being of such last-mentioned Society, exclusively 
out of such part of my personal estate as may legally be 
bequeathed for charitable purposes, and in priority to all other 
payments. 



By virtue of the Act of Victoria, cap. 26, all Wills and 
Codicils must be in writing, signed by the Testator, and 
attested by two witnesses in the presence of the Testator 
and of each other. 



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Tuberculosis and Cows' Milk 

Some English Vivisection Experiments {leaflet)... 

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